Third Annual Caesar and Patricia Tabet Poetry Reading: Stuart Dybek
Stuart Dybek is one of the most well-known and renowned Chicago writers. A second-generation Polish American, he writes about ethnic and blue-collar neighborhoods of Chicago, including Little Village and Pilsen, where he grew up in the 1950s and 60s. The New York Times recently stated, Dybek is “not only our most relevant [American] writer, but maybe our best.” He has published two collections of poetry, Streets in Their Own Ink and Brass Knuckles, and will be reading new poems at the event.
Dybek is also the author of five books of fiction: I Sailed With Magellan, The Coast of Chicago, Childhood and Other Neighborhoods, Ecstatic Cahoots, and Paper Lanterns. Both I Sailed With Magellan and The Coast of Chicago were New York Times Notable Books, and The Coast of Chicago was a One Book, One Chicago selection. Among his numerous awards are a PEN/Malamud Prize “for distinguished achievement in the short story,” a Lannan Award, a Whiting Writers Award, an Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, several O. Henry Prizes, and fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2007, Dybek was awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur “Genius” Foundation Fellowship. He is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Northwestern University.
Made possible through the generous support of Patricia Tabet.
presented by the Dominican University English Department