Stephen Dobyns

Stephen Dobyns (1941 - Present)

Stephen Dobyns (1941 – ) is an American poet and novelist born in Orange, New Jersey, and residing in Boston.

He was educated at Shimer College, graduated from Wayne State University, and received an MFA from the University of Iowa. He worked as a reporter for the Detroit News.

He has taught at various academic institutions, including Sarah Lawrence College, Warren Wilson College, the University of Iowa, Syracuse University, and Boston University.

Poems By Stephen Dobyns

Cemetery Nights

Loud Music (6 Comments »)
Analysis, meaning and summary of Stephen Dobyns's poem Loud Music


  1. Subrata Ray says:

    Dobyns in Loud Music in a manner of a story-teller hints at the spontaneous flow of true music that occupies every human-being .
    The poem is a discovery of the idea ,-child is the father of man .
    Subrata Ray .Uluberia .West Bengal .India .

  2. Gerald says:

    read this one aloud so you can hear how cleverly written this poem is. dobyns is a master of sound and images. his imagination never ceases to amaze me.

  3. aez says:

    ,.I got confused..
    I got headache.. but it fits to my personality..

  4. Bob says:

    I’ve gotten sick of this poem, English class has killed any love of poetry I once had

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