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Stephen Bluestone

Stephen Bluestone was born in New York City. His poems have received numerous awards, among them the Greensboro Review Poetry Prize, the Thomas Merton Prize, and second prize in the Robert Penn Warren competition. A musical setting of the title poem of The Laughing Monkeys of Gravity was given its world premiere in the fall of 2003. Stephen Bluestone retired from teaching English and film in the College of Liberal Arts at Mercer University in 2010 and has returned to New York City.