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 Online NewsHour: Gerald Stern -- November 23, 1998
GERALD STERN: When I was - I don't know - I always - when I was in high school and in the army and in college, I was always writing poetry, and I thought everybody was writing poetry.
GERALD STERN: Well, that's, of course, the old allegory, medieval allegory of the race between the hare and the turtle, and the turtle is slow, and the hare is fast, and ultimately, the turtle wins, because he's steadfast and determined, while the hare is loafing and sleeping and enjoying himself.
GERALD STERN: The poem is a little complicated but I'm not going to get into a deep explanation to use our time up, because it also involves Charles Lindbergh, who's been in the news later, and there's a kind of negative attitude towards him.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/entertainment/july-dec98/stern_11-23.html   (1272 words)

 'American Sonnets' by Gerald Stern
Stern is a poet with an eye forever focused on the natural world, and it is not always the neat, manicured world of gardens and hydrangeas.
What Stern chooses to fill in the gaps created by these insistent repetitions --which could spiral into tedium in the work of a lesser poet -- are the uncertain ruminations of a poet struggling with universal questions of guilt, compassion, mortality.
Stern includes the reader as he gropes for the clues to the large questions; he doesn’t claim to have the answers or the explanations.
www.post-gazette.com /books/reviews/20020414review967.asp   (687 words)

 'This Time: New and Selected Poems' by Gerald Stern
Gerald Stern’s retrospective book, which earned him the National Book Award for Poetry this year, gathers a majority of his work from his nine previous collections.
Readers new to Stern’s work may be dazzled by the wealth of allusion, the range of imagery and the many moods of this changeable persona.
Stern writes that Amos “hated coldness, accommodation, extortion, oppression and roared in the grapes … and melted mountains.” These poems melt mountains: mountains of hatred and prejudice in the human heart.
www.post-gazette.com /books/reviews/19981213review152.asp   (837 words)

 Books of the poet: Gerald Stern - book works writings work
Gerald Stern's new book, Everything Is Burning, is deft, profound, and perhaps the most enjoyable volume of poems composed in English in decades.
A relentless moralist, the outrageously observant Stern is incapable of sternness and an enemy of pomp.
Stern is the unparalleled voice of injustice, comedy, and survival.
www.poemhunter.com /gerald-stern/books/poet-10244   (1228 words)

 Calendar: Poetry reading by Gerald Stern, nationally acclaimed poet
Stern, who has published eight books of poetry over the years, has received numerous honors for his writings including a Lamont Prize, a Guggenheim, three N.E.A.'s and the Ruth Lily Prize in poetry.
Stern has taught at such institutions as Colombia University, NYU and the University of Iowa, where he spent fourteen-years teaching at that creative writing program, which is considered to be the best in the country.
Beyond his many accomplishments and awards in poetry, Stern is an excellent storyteller, an amazing personality and is best described as a wild man--he is not one to sit and read poetry in a quiet fashion.
www.whittier.edu /pr/rls.stern.html   (236 words)

 Poetry Daily Feature: Gerald Stern - Everything Is Burning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Gerald Stern is the recipient of many awards, including the National Book Award for This Time; the Lamont Prize; fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters; and the Ruth Lilly Prize.
In his fourteenth collection, Gerald Stern gives us sharp, focused, political — occasionally outrageous — poems that delve deep into their subjects and transform reality.
As in previous collections, Stern uses his personal history as a source for his literary songs, but the poems in Everything Is Burning are more ruthless, more honest, in their lack of self-pity and full realization of possibility.
www.poems.com /everyste.htm   (202 words)

 Alibris: Gerald Stern
Gerald Stern calls upon his own life as a ground for his poems.
Stern, a previous recipient of the National Book Award, offers a collection of epiphanic studies, each a singular meditation based on the sonnet form.
Using the events of his life as starting points, Gerald Stern deals with time and loss, with the dichotomy of light and darkness, and--always--with the possibility of joy.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Gerald_Stern   (768 words)

 National Book Award-Winner Gerald Stern Will Read from Poetry Wednesday
Stern's 12th collection, American Sonnets is comprised of 59 "Stern sonnets" - 20 or so lines rather than the traditional 14.
Using the events of his life as starting points, Stern moves from the personal to the mystic as he takes on or is taken over by critical or amusing moments.
"Gerald Stern is a romantic with a sense of humor, an Orphic voice living inside history, a sometimes comic, sometimes tragic visionary…[helping] us to live in the world as it is, converting our losses, transforming death and sadness into singing," says Edward Hirsch.
www.lafayette.edu /news.php/view/1118   (365 words)

 NOTED POET GERALD STERN TO VISIT PANOLA COLLEGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Gerald Stern, the first Poet-Laureate of New Jersey and the author of twelve books of poetry will be conducting a poetry reading February 19, at 7:00 p.m.
Stern will conduct a Master Poets Workshop for local poets in the afternoon and a reading for the public at 7 pm in the Ballroom.
Stern’s visit to East Texas is being sponsored by Jean and Bill Emerson of Jacaranda Press in San Jose, Ca.
www.panola.edu /recruiting/pr2003/geraldstern.htm   (258 words)

 Making the Light Come - The Poetry of Gerald Stern - Jane Somerville
The work of the poet Gerald Stern is dramatic and immediate, with a surface accessibility that masks its narrative complexity.
Somerville's grasp of the Stern canon is impressive, as is her respect for the integrity of the poems.
She remains poised between surrender and interrogation, achieving a sensuous appreciation of the text that is also scrupulous and attentive.
wsupress.wayne.edu /literature/littheory/somervillemlc.htm   (176 words)

 NJPoets.com - Skylands Writers & Artists Assoc., Inc. - Gerald Stern
Gerald Stern, New Jersey’s first poet laureate, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1925.
Stern taught for many years at the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop and currently lives in Lamberville, New Jersey.
Stern has won fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Council on the arts.
users.tellurian.net /swaa/stern.html   (1215 words)

 Powell's Books - What I Can't Bear Losing: Notes from a Life by Gerald Stern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In a series of freewheeling rambles that combine autobiography and meditation, Gerald Stern explores significant and representative events in his life.
Stern also tells of being shot in Newark--the bullet is still in his neck to prove it.
As in his poetry, Stern discovers his subject as he goes along, relishing that discovery and expanding on it.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=2-0393058182-0   (320 words)

 Gerald Gerald Oskoboiny's Home Page Gerald Oskoboiny: International Man Of Mystery Last Modified: $dat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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Gerald Stern was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1925 An Interview with Gerald Stern.
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 "This Time": A Retrospective of Gerald Stern's Poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This Time: New and Selected Poems" by Gerald Stern, is a great introduction to this poet, who received the National Book Award for Poetry for this publication.
I found myself drawn more to Stern's earlier work, which was a bit sparer and tighter in feel.
Stern has a great reverence for nature, and many of the poem sin this collection lean on the subject.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/poetry_book_review/84512   (501 words)

 Smith College Libraries: Gerald Stern
The Poetry Center at Smith College, in conjunction with the Lecture Commtitee, presented poet Gerald Stern at 7:30 p.m.
Gerald Stern served as the first poet laureate of New Jersey, from 2000 to 2002.
The post was eliminated in July 2003 by the state's General Assembly amid controversy surrounding comments made by Stern's successor, Amiri Baraka.
www.smith.edu /library/fyi/185.htm   (220 words)

 New York State Writers Institute - Gerald Stern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Stern has often been compared to Walt Whitman and Keats for his exploration of the self and the sometimes ecstatic exuberance of his verse.
Yet in Stern's devoted evocations of the abandoned, the ruined and the fallen, the oracular urgency of his voice is often tempered by a heightened sensibility to the ironies of existence, placing him apart from predecessors and contemporaries alike.
As poet Hayden Carruth has observed: "It is extremely difficult to bring off the kind of poem Stern writes, doomsday among the tricycles and kittens.
www.albany.edu /writers-inst/sterngerald.html   (297 words)

 Behaving Like A Jew by Gerald Stern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Today’s poem is "Behaving Like a Jew" by Gerald Stern long an warm, popular and enthusiastic instructor recently retired from the University of Iowa.
Gerald Stern often lays claim to places and things other people have abandoned.
Gerald Stern has received many honors and awards, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Academy of American Poets, a Bess Hoskin Award, and a National Book Award for This Time.
www.uiowa.edu /~humiowa/SternG.html   (446 words)

 In a Dark Time: Gerald Stern Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Stern loves poetry, not for its deftness or technical structure but its ability to transmit the deepest human emotions, "passion, anger, love, justice and fear."
This morning, though, after a minimal search I was confronted with a virtual cornucopia of Stern poems, and a number of revealing essays at the same time.
For those already satiated with reading, there's even a real audio interview, with the added advantage of getting to hear Stern read two of his poems, a real treat for those of us who believe that all poetry really has to be heard to be fully appreciated.
lorenwebster.net /In_a_Dark_Time/archives/cat_gerald_stern.html   (630 words)

 Poet Gerald Stern to give reading at Wake Forest March 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Poet Gerald Stern will read from his work at Wake Forest University March 5 at 5:30 p.m in Carswell Hall, Room 111.
Stern, who has often been compared to Walt Whitman, won the 1998 National Book Award for his collected works.
Stern has won the Lamont Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, three awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ruth Lilly Prize and a fellowship from the Academy of Arts and Letters.
www.wfu.edu /www-data/wfunews/2002/020802p.html   (166 words)

 Odd Mercy: Poems:Stern, Gerald:0393038793:eCampus.com
The centerpiece of Gerald Stern's ninth collection is a long poem titled "Hot Dog" named for a beautiful street woman who lives in and around Tompkins Square Park.
Other characters in this poem are St. Augustine, Walt Whitman, Noah, Gerald Stern himself, and a ninety-year-old fl preacher from the Midwest.
In "Hot Dog", and throughout this collection, Stern examines the long journey towards redemption and justice and the bitter struggle - and battle - over our minds and souls.
www.ecampus.com /bk_detail.asp?isbn=0393038793   (110 words)

 Rhodes: National Book Award Winner Gerald Stern to Read His Poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Academy of American Poets has announced that Gerald Stern is this year’s recipient of the Wallace Stevens Award ($100,000) for proven mastery in the art of poetry.
Gerald Stern, the first poet-laureate of New Jersey, has won several impressive awards for his poetry
Stern will give a poetry reading and book signing at Rhodes on Thursday, Sept. 29.
www.rhodes.edu /Calendars/GeraldSternPoetryReading.cfm   (266 words)

 Poetry: Julia Alvarez   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Norton’s page includes a biography of Stern, links to related sites, and a set of links to the books that Stern has published with Norton, including Last Blue, This Time, and American Sonnets.
Gerald Stern was born in Pittsburgh in 1925 and studied at the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University.
Stern has often been compared to Walt Whitman and John Keats for his exploration of the self and the sometimes-ecstatic exuberance of his verse.
www.bedfordstmartins.com /LITLINKS/poetry/stern.htm   (171 words)

 Amazon.com: This Time: New and Selected Poems: Books: Gerald Stern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Gerald Stern is often compared to Walt Whitman, and his verse does possess a similar oracular urgency.
In his most moving poems, Stern witnesses this destruction of beauty and learns or resolves or forgets to take it on the chin.
What does it mean one life/ only?" The greatest joy here lies in the excellence of Stern's longer sentences, which recall Whitman in their life-like pulse and flow, in their subtle verbal patternings that submerge rhetorical artifice beneath the breath of actual speech.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0393319091?v=glance   (842 words)

 Gerald Stern
With a career spanning over 20 years, Gerald Stern, often applauded as the modern Walt Whitman, has won numerous awards.
Some of these include the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, a fellowship from the Academy of American Poets, The Patterson Poetry Prize, The Lamont Poetry Prize, as well as grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Stern, American poet, born in Pittsburgh, is the author of nine poetry collections.
www.alittlepoetry.com /stern.html   (526 words)

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 Amazon.com: Leaving Another Kingdom: Selected Poems: Books: Gerald Stern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Readers undeterred by the lack of pruning, however, will be rewarded by poems like "Another Insane Devotion"--em pathetic forays into the contradictions within nature, art, the self, relation ships that are delicately sustained and beautifully nuanced.
Stern (Paradise Poems, LJ 8/84; Lovesick, LJ 9/1/87) goes on an unending quest to understand the kalei doscopic mystery of individual experience: the beloved woman he did not marry, the search for justice, the mo ments of intense joy from nature and books, the sadness of life.
His America is populated less by cultural landmarks than by grief and loss: "in America, all that richness, all that Utopia, wasted"; in rotting Lambertville, New Jersey, people walk "past abandoned factories and wooden garages/.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0060964553?v=glance   (497 words)

 The Academy of American Poets - Gerald Stern
About his work, the poet Toi Derricotte has said, "Gerald Stern has made an immense contribution to American poetry.
Gerald Stern’s poems sing in praise of the natural world, and in outrage of whatever is antihuman."
In 2005, Stern was selected to receive the Wallace Stevens Award for mastery in the art of poetry.
www.poets.org /poet.php/prmPID/231   (160 words)

 Gerald Stern to Read His Poems at the Library of Congress
Gerald Stern to Read His Poems at the Library of Congress
On Thursday, April 19, Gerald Stern will read his poems at the Library of Congress.
Gerald Stern was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1925, the son of Polish and Ukrainian immigrant parents.
www.loc.gov /today/pr/2001/01-057.html   (192 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: Things Are Happening   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Gerald Stern in his forward provides poetic geneology of these poems: Schuyler, Ashbery, O'Hara, "Grandfather Carlos", berrigan, Whitman, Spicer, Lorca, Hart Crane, Creeley, etc. Sounds good, eh?
Stern wasn't kidding when he says, "His identity is through affection.
It appears that Kirkus'bias against Gerald Stern has unfortunately led them to unprofessionally trash a bright new poet on the scene.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0966339517   (667 words)

 Pennsylvania Bio - Pennsylvania Bio By Gerald Stern
I used to keep my balance, the edges were eaten,the lead was grey, the green eraser was worn down to the metal, and I had a spiral notebook I kept for emotions, and I folded my money.
Gerald Stern's most recent book is This Time: New and Selected Poems.
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