Our class is extremely gratified to have access to the papers of the pulitzer-prize winning poet Stephen Dunn. As the finding aid for the collection asserts,
The Stephen Dunn Collection at Hofstra University consists of the personal and professional papers of Dunn, including various publications appearances throughout his career. Also included is correspondence with other poets, friends, and colleagues, regarding his poetry. In addition to correspondence, fan mail is available. The uncollected and early versions of collected poetry by Stephen Dunn are in the collection, including handwritten versions. There is memorabilia from the Pulitzer Prize celebration which has also been donated, including a scrapbook of the event.
We have explored the collection together and on our own.
Several members of the class are curating exhibits on Dunn's work. The topics of these exhibits include:
- The Path to the Pulitzer
- Dunn and revision
Others have studied Dunn in smaller-scale projects on the following topics:
- Dunn Fandom
- "Strange Fruit," and "Voter turn-out": Early drafts of "Power"