Stephan Delbos

Stephan Delbos

Lecturer in English Skills in Cultural Communication. He earned his BA in literature from Providence College, an MFA in poetry from New England College, and a PhD from Charles University. His poetry, essays and translations have appeared most recently in Absinthe, Agni, Asymptote, Atlanta Review, BlazeVOX, The Brooklyn Quarterly, EXPOUND, Fourteen Hills, The Enchanted Verses Literary Review, The Istanbul Review, Molly BloomNew Letters, Poetry International, Poetry Salzburg Review, Rakish Angel, and Zoland Poetry. He is the editor of From a Terrace in Prague: A Prague Poetry Anthology (Litteraria Pragensia, 2011). A collection of visual, music-inspired poems, "Bagatelles for Typewriter," was exhibited at ArtSpace Gallery in Prague in 2012. His play Chettys Lullaby, about trumpet legend Chet Baker, was produced in San Francisco. His play Deaf Empire, about Czech composer Bedřich Smetana, was produced by Prague Shakespeare Company in 2017. His co-translation of The Absolute Gravedigger, by Czech poet Vítězslav Nezval, was awarded the PEN/Heim Translation Grant in 2015 and was published by Twisted Spoon Press. He is the author of the poetry chapbook In Memory of Fire (Cape Cod Poetry Review, 2016), and the poetry collection Light Reading (BlazeVOX, 2018). He is a founding editor of B O D Y.


Selected Publications:

Light Reading (BlazeVOX, 2019)

In Memory of Fire (Cape Cod Poetry Review, 2017)

The Absolute Gravedigger (Twisted Spoon Press, 2016)

"Poems and Passports: Assimilation in The New American Poetry." Assimilation in American Literature. Matthew Sweney and Michal Peprnik, eds. Olomouc: Palacký University Press 2016.

"Directing Inspiration: Beat Poetry in Contemporary American Film." Read on Screen: Film Adaptations of Literature in English. Klara Kolinska and Carlos A. Sanz Mingo, eds. Prague: Metropolitan University Prague Press, 2016

“Radical Formalism: Robert Lowell’s The Dolphin.” The Rainbow of American Poetry. Matthew Sweney, ed. Olomouc: Palacký University Press 2014.

“A Case for William Bronk.” William Bronk in the 21st Century: New Assessments. Burt Kimmelman, ed. New Jersey: Talisman Editions 2013.

From a Terrace in Prague: A Prague Poetry Anthology (Litteraria Pragensia, 2011).


Stephan Delbos welcomes BA thesis proposals in the areas of post-war American poetry and fiction.


By appointment