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DOBYNS, STEPHEN (1941- ) Despite his 21 novels, Stephen Dobyns considers himself a poet. In a letter to Contemporary Authors, he writes, "Although I sometimes write fiction, I do it only as a diversion. I consider myself entirely a poet, am concerned with it twenty-four hours a day, . . . feel that myself and any poet is always at the beginning of his craft." Dobyns's 10 books of poetry hold 30 years of discerning narrative and are colored by the dissolution, irony, and tenderness that have, at turns, dominated his perspective.

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