Stephen Dobyns

Stephen Dobyns has published thirteen books of poems, twenty novels, two books of essays on poetry and a book of short stories (Eating Naked, Holt/Metropolitan, 2000). His most recent work is a book of essays, Next Word, Better Word, published by Palgrave, in April 2011. His fifth book, Black Dog, Red Dog, was a winner in the National Poetry Series. His sixth book, Cemetery Nights, received the Poetry Society of America’s Melville Cane Award in 1987. Two of his novels, Cold Dog Soup and The Two Deaths of Senora Puccini have been made into films and another novel is currently under option.

  • Melodrama

    A gunshot: the trigger so light
  • The gift of putting something down…

    The gift of putting something down, he had yet to discover it--letting it slide from his grip.
  • He Was Amazed

    He was amazed by the curve of his life. What he thought unique had made its arc like any other, as if life had