The Inspiration Behind the Pulitzer Prize Poet

     In an NPR interview entitled, "Being A 'Hot Poet' And A 'Hot Basketball Player," Stephen Dunn once stated, "What basketball and poetry have in common, is that they each provide opportunities to be better than yourself — opportunities for transcendence."  

     This first exhibit includes a biography of Stephen Dunn, as well as photographs, interviews, and other personal items that illustrate the inspiration behind his poems.


This black and white video from the Lackawanna Valley Digital Archives is of Stephen Dunn speaking at the "Friends of Scranton Public Library Poetry Series" long before he won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.