Joseph Stroud

Bruce Hobson

Joseph Stroud is the author of six books of poetry, among them Of This World: New and Selected Poems, which was named by SFSU’s Poetry Center as the outstanding book by an American poet in 2010. It was also a finalist for the PEN America Literary Award, the Commonwealth California Book of the Year, and the Northern California Book Award. His other awards include a Pushcart Prize, the Witter Bynner Fellowship in Poetry from the Library of Congress, the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award in Literature. He divides his time between a home in Santa Cruz on the central California coast, a cabin in the Sierra Nevada, and a studio aerie in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Awards and Honors

Witter Bynner Fellowship in Poetry, Library of Congress

Award in Literature, American Academy of Arts and Letters

Pushcart Prize

Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award for Poetry

Finalist, PEN America Literary Award

Finalist, Commonwealth California Book of the Year

Finalist, Northern California Book Award