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Stephen Kuusisto

Stephen Kuusisto

is the author of Planet of the Blind: A Memoir, a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year" for 1998, and Only Bread, Only Light, a collection of poems from Copper Canyon Press. A graduate of the "Writer's Workshop" at the University of Iowa and a Fulbright Scholar, he has taught at The University of Iowa, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, and The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where he presently teaches in the graduate creative writing program. He (with his guide dog "Corky") has appeared on numerous television and radio programs including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline NBC, The Leeza Gibbons Show, and Talk of the Nation. He is a frequent commentator for National Public Radio's "All Things Considered". Professor Kuusisto lectures widely on diversity, disability, higher education, and public policy.


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