Dante Di Stefano


Endwell, NY

Author's Bio

Dante Di Stefano's poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in Best American Poetry 2018, Prairie Schooner, The Sewanee Review, The Writer’s Chronicle, and elsewhere. He teaches high school English and lives in upstate New York with his wife, Christina, their daughter, Luciana, their son, Dante Jr., and their dog, Sunny.

Publications & Prizes

Books: ,
Generations: Lullaby with Incendiary Device (Etruscan Press, 2022)
Ill Angels (Etruscan Press, 2019)
Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trump's America (NYQ Books, 2018)
Love Is a Stone Endlessly in Flight (Brighthorse Books, 2016)
Prizes won: 

2019 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize (judged by Vievee Francis); 2019 Academy of American Poets On Teaching Poem Prize (judged by Richard Blanco); 2017 Paterson Poetry Prize, Honor Book (for Love Is a Stone Endlessly in Flight); 2016 The Manchester Poetry Prize (judged by Adam O’ Riordan, Sarah Howe, and Helen Mort); 2016 Special Issue Feature Award in Poetry, Crab Orchard Review; 2015 The Red Hen Press Poetry Award (judged by Camille Dungy); 2015  The Brighthorse Prize in Poetry (for Love Is a Stone Endlessly in Flight); 2015 The Thayer Fellowship in the Arts; 2015 The Bea González Prize for Poetry (judged by Bruce Bennett); 2014 Ruth Stone Poetry Prize (judged by Michael Dickman); 2014 Phyllis Smart-Young Prize in Poetry; 2013 Academy of American Poets College Prize; 2012 The Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award; 2012 Honorable Mention-Poetry, AWP Intro Journals Awards




Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Gerard Manley Hopkins & Jorge Luis Borges

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Binghamton, NY
New York
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Binghamton , NY
New York
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Last update: May 17, 2022