Stephen Haven

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet

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 & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Come Together: Imagine Peace (Bottom Dog Press, 2008)
The River Lock: One Boy's Life along the Mohawk (Syracuse University Press, 2008)


Family Matters: Poems of Our Families (Bottom Dog Press, 2005)
Imported Breads: Literature of Cultural Exchange (Mammoth Books, 2003)
And What Rough Beast: Poems at the End of the Century (Ashland Poetry Press, 1999)
The Last Sacred Place in North America (New American Press, 2012)
Dust and Bread (Turning Point, 2008)
The Long Silence of the Mohawk Carpet Smokestacks (West End Press, 2004)
The Enemy in Defensive Positions: Poems from China (Poetry Miscellany Chapbooks, 2008)
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Western Humanities Review
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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

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Last update: Sep 29, 2016