Stephen Dobyns

Stephen Dobyns was born in Orange, New Jersey, in 1941. He graduated from Wayne State University and has an MFA from the University of Iowa. Dobyns has published thirteen books of poetry and twenty novels, including the popular Saratoga crime novels. He has worked as a reporter for The Detroit News and has taught at the University of Iowa, Sarah Lawrence College, Warren Wilson College, Syracuse University, and Boston University. Among his many honors and awards are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. Stephen Dobyns lives in Rhode Island with his wife and three children.

Books by this author

Awards and Honors

James Laughlin Award (formerly the Lamont Poetry Prize), Academy of American Poets

Melville Cane Award, Poetry Society of America

Finalist, Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award, Binghamton University

Finalist, Paterson Poetry Prize

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship