American Sonnets Poems

ISBN-10: 0393324966

ISBN-13: 9780393324969

Edition: 2003

Authors: Gerald Stern

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List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 76
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

Often applauded as a modern Walt Whitman, Gerald Stern was born February 22, 1925 in Pittsburgh. Stern grew up in Pittsburgh and received a BA in 1947 from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.A from Columbia University in 1949. He did post-graduate study at the University of Paris from 1949 to 1950 and taught at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Iowa, Columbia, New York University, and Princeton. He held chairs at Washington University at St. Louis, Bucknell, and The University of Alabama. He has been a member of the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop in Iowa City since 1982. Stern is the author of 12 collections of poetry including Leaving Another Kingdom: Selected Poems, Bread Without Sugar and Odd Mercy. His work is anthologized in more than 50 anthologies of American poetry. His long poem "Hot Dog " from Odd Mercy was published in a special supplement to The American Poetry Review in 1995. His work has received numerous awards including the Patterson Poetry Prize, the PEN Award, the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize, the Melville Caine Award from the Poetry Society of America, The Lamont Poetry Prize, and the Fellowship of the Academy of American Poets for Distinguished Lifetime Service. He has also received a Guggenheim fellowship and three National Endowment for the Arts grants. Gerald Stern married Patricia Miller on September 12, 1952 and they have two children, Rachael and David. They were subsequently divorced.

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How a Word Can Breathe
June
Once
Aberdeen Proving Grounds, 1946
For the Bee
Alone
September, 1999
Rebecca
My Tenderness
You
First Light
My Stick
Flexible Flyer
Beechview
The Inkspots
Peaches
Exordium and Terminus
Bruce
Grass and Water
In Time
Les Neiges d'Antan
Sink
Mimi
All I Did for Him
Places You Wouldn't Believe
Pag
Hydrangea
Crosshatching
Spider
Dandelions
Hats
String Bean
Large Pots
Savel Kliatchko
Irishry
1940 LaSalle
Blue Sheets
Iris
Grand Hotel
Apocalypse
Sam and Morris
Burning
Studebaker
Standing Up
Cost
Still Burning
Samaritans
Roses
Letters
The Hammer
Hearts
Ted Rosenberg
Slash of Red
Salt
Egg
Box of Cigars
Justice
American Heaven
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