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Pulitzer Prize Winner to Read at Main Street Books

Pulitzer Prize Winner to Read at Main Street Books Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn will be doing a reading from his new book of poems, The Insistence of Beauty, on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Main Street Books in Frostburg. Dunn will also be available to sign copies of the book, which will be published by W. W. Norton on Sept. 7.

Dunn is the author of twelve collections of poetry, including Different Hours, for which he won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Loosestrife, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, and Local Time, winner of The National Poetry Series. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his writing, including the Academy Award in Literature from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations and three National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships.

Dunn will be serving this year as guest editor of "Nightsun," the Frostburg State University-published literary annual of contemporary poetry, fiction and interviews. He is distinguished professor of Creative Writing at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

For more information, call Main Street Books at (301) 689-5605.

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