We’re pleased to present our Special Guests for the 2016 Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway: Stephen Dunn and Thomas Lux. Stephen and Thomas will both lead special sessions of the Advanced Poetry Workshop. The 23rd Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, a writers’ conference near Atlantic City, NJ, will take place January 15-18, 2016.
Stephen Dunn is the author of nineteen volumes of poetry including his latest chapbook, Keeper of Limits: The Mrs. Cavendish Poems, just published by Sarabande. His previous books include Different Hours, which was awarded the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, Lines of Defense (2014), and Here and Now (2011), all from W.W. Norton. Stephen has received awards and fellowships from American Academy of Arts and Letters, The Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Magazine, NJ State Council on the Arts, Poetry Northwest, Mid-American Review and many others. A new and expanded edition of his book of essays, Walking Light, was published in 2001. He is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, but spends most of his time in Frostburg, Maryland, with his wife, the writer Barbara Hurd. You can hear him read some of his poems here.
** Stephen will lead three special Advanced Poetry Writing sessions at the Getaway.**
Thomas Lux is Bourne Professor of Poetry at The Georgia Institute of Technology. He directs the McEver Visiting Writers Program and Poetry@Tech. He has published over a dozen books of poetry; his most recent is Selected Poems 1982-2012 (Bloodaxe Books, UK, 2014). He has also published one book of nonfiction, From the Southland. His forthcoming books are To the Left of Time (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016), and an edited volume, Selected Poems of Bill Knott (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016). He has received three National Endowment for the Arts grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He also received the Kingsley Tufts Award for his book, Split Horizon. You can hear him read some of his work here.
** Thomas will lead two special Advanced Poetry Writing sessions at the Getaway.**
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“Many participants have been attending for years and within a day I realized why: the community is so warm and friendly. Peter is a dream host. The poetry workshops are challenging and rigorous yet lack intimidation. It’s a blend that’s magic.”
~ Caits, Advanced Poetry Writing Participant, New York, NY
About the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
Escape the distractions of your busy life. Advance your craft and energize your writing at the Winter Getaway. Enjoy challenging and supportive sessions, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Learn more
The Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway is presented by Murphy Writing of Stockton University.