Stephen Dunn is the author of eighteen poetry collections. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Different Hours and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the recipient of an Academy Award for Literature. A Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Richard Stockton University, his new book is Whereas: Poems ($25.95, Norton) where he examines the difficulties of telling the truth, and the fictions with which we choose to live. Interviewed by: Dave Worrell whose recent work includes ekphrastic poems inspired by paintings by Catherine Kuzma. Dave’s poems have appeared in various journals and he has performed his music-backed poems at Chris’ Jazz Café in Philadelphia and the Cornelia Street Café in New York.