Stephen Haven

Cambridge, MA 02138
(419) 685-3838

Author's Bio

Stephen Haven is Director of the Lesley University MFA Program. He has been a fellow or visiting writer at many universities and art centers, including the Chautauqua Institute, Meacham Workshops (University of Tennessee--Chattanooga), Michigan State Poetry Center, Yaddo, MacDowell, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Djerassi Foundation, Ubud International Writers Festival (Bali), Hudson Valley Writers' Center, Amherst College, Chongqing University (China), Fulbright Foundation (two years teaching in Beijing: Beijing Normal University & People's University)

Publications and Prizes

Dust and Bread
(Turning Point, 2008)
, The Last Sacred Place in North America
(New American Press, 2012)
, The Long Silence of the Mohawk Carpet Smokestacks
(West End Press, 2004)
, The River Lock: One Boy's Life along the Mohawk
(Syracuse University Press, 2008)
And What Rough Beast: Poems at the End of the Century
(The Ashland Poetry Press, 1999)
, Come Together: Imagine Peace
(Bottom Dog Press, 2008)
, Family Matters: Poems of Our Families
(Bottom Dog Press, 2005)
, Imported Breads: Literature of Cultural Exchange
(Mammoth Books, 2003)
American Poetry Review, Artful Dodge, Asheville Poetry Review, Blackbird, Chautauqua Literary Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Cincinnati Review, Consequence, Guernica, Image, Literary Imagination, North American Review, Northwest Review, Parnassus, Pif, Poetry Miscellany, Poetry New Zealand, Salmagundi, The Christian Science Monitor, The Common, The Southern Review, Western Humanities Review, World Literature Today
The Enemy in Defensive Positions: Poems from China
(Poetry Miscellany Chapbooks, 2008)
Prizes Won: 
2010 New American Press Poetry Prize (publication award for collection of poems, The Last Sacred Place in North America, 2012, selected by T.R. Hummer); 2009 Ohio Poet of the Year (book prize for Dust and Bread); five Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist grants

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
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Born in: 
Syracuse, United States
Raised in: 
Amsterdam, NY, United States
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Last updated: Sep 29, 2016