Video: Stephen Dobyns | Interview on the Craft of Poetry
An interview with the poet, novelist and essayist Stephen Dobyns on the craft of poetry. Conducted by Carol Frost, the interview took place in August, 1997 at the Catskill Poetry Workshop.
Videoproducer: Gerard Meola
Catskill Poetry Workshop founder: Carol Frost
Running time: 48 minutes
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Stephen Dobyns has published twenty-four novels in a variety of genres, as well as fourteen poetry collections and two non-fiction works about the craft of poetry. In much of his work, Dobyns uses the ridiculous and the absurd as vehicles to introduce more profound meditations on life, love, and art. His journalistic training as a young writer has strongly informed his voice. His poetry has won numerous accolades, including a Lamont Poetry Selection (Concurring Beasts), a National Poetry Series selection (Black Dog, Red Dog), and a Melville Cane Award (Cemetery Nights).
Concurring Beasts (1972)
Griffon: Poems (1976)
Heat Death (1980)
The Balthus Poems (1982)
Black Dog, Red Dog (1984)
Cemetery Nights (1987)
Body Traffic (1990)
Velocities: New and Selected Poems, 1966-1992 (1994)