The author of three books of fiction and two of poetry, Dybek will deliver Saint Xavier’s annual Evangeline Bollinger Lecture, which is free and open to the public. Dybek is the author of I Sailed with Magellan, The Coast of Chicago, and Childhood and Other Neighborhoods. The Coast of Chicago was the 2004 “One Book, One Chicago” selection.
Dybek also has published two collections of poetry: Streets in Their Own Ink, his most recent book, and Brass Knuckles. His fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Poetry, and Tin House, among many other magazines, and have been widely anthologized, including work in both the Best American Short Stories and the Best American Poetry series.