We’re pleased to present our Special Guests for the 2018 Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway: Stephen Dunn and Gregory Pardlo. Stephen and Gregory will both lead special sessions of the Advanced Poetry Workshop. The 25th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, a writers’ conference near Atlantic City, NJ, will take place January 12-15, 2018.
Stephen Dunn is the author of 19 volumes of poetry including his latest chapbook, Whereas: Poems, published in 2017 by Norton. 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, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Poetry Magazine, 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 Stockton University, but spends most of his time in Frostburg, Maryland, with his wife, the writer Barbara Hurd. You can watch this video of Stephen giving a reading or read a few of his poems.
** Stephen will lead three special Advanced Poetry Workshop sessions at the Getaway.**
Gregory Pardlo is the author of two volumes of poetry including Digest (2015), which was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His other honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. His first collection Totem was selected by Brenda Hillman for the APR/Honickman Prize in 2007. In 2016, Gregory joined the faculty of Rutgers University-Camden as a member of the school’s M.F.A. program in creative writing. Hailed as a true American poet of the 21st century, he has been praised for the specific yet universal qualities of his work. His memoir in essays, Air Traffic, is forthcoming from Knopf. You can watch this video of Gregory giving a reading or read a few of his poems.
** Gregory will lead three special Advanced Poetry Workshop 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 Workshop 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.