Stephen Dobyns in The New Yorker

Faculty member Stephen Dobyns’ poem “Determination” appears in the April 9th issue of the New Yorker.  You can also read an interview about the writing of the poem.


                                      Cabbage—the first word put down
with his new pen, a trophy pen,
like a trophy wife, not cheap,
absurd to use a ballpoint pen

for a task like this, a challenge,
for which he’d also bought a new,
but ancient, rolltop desk recently
restored, with matching chair...[Keep Reading]…

Stephen is the author of Winter’s Journey (2010, Copper Canyon Press) and Next Word, Better Word: The Craft of Writing Poetry (2011, Palgrave Macmillan).


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