Award-Winning Poet Gerald Stern to Read Tuesday

The poet and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets will read Tuesday, at 7:30 pm in Weinstein Auditorium.

Poet, Gerald Stern

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
7:30 pm Poetry Reading
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall

Gerald Stern is author of fifteen books of poetry. His awards include the Lamont Poetry Prize, a National Book Award, the Wallace Stevens Award, and the Ruth Lilly Prize for lifetime Achievement.

The event is free and open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. For more information, please consult the news release on the Smith College website or the Smith College Poetry Center website.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.


book cover American Sonnets by Gerald SternBorn in Pittsburgh, Penn., in 1925, Stern himself had no mentors. A child of immigrant parents, he grew up in a home without books and studied philosophy and political science in college. His first book, which he published at age 48, earned him instant critical acclaim. His fifteen books of poetry include Lucky Life, the 1977 Academy of American Poets Lamont Poetry Selection, This Time: New and Selected Poems, winner of the 1998 National Book Award, and, most recently American Sonnets.

Search by author to locate <Stern, Gerald> in the Five College Library Catalog.


[Left: American Sonnets by Gerald Stern]

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Biography in Context
Includes entry from Contemporary Authors Online 2010, Contemporary Poets 2001, and The Writers Directory 2011, and more. Also includes academic journal and magazine articles.

Online Texts

Expanded Academic Index
Search by keyword for <Gerlad Stern> to find or link to poems, articles, and reviews.
Use SC Links  to connect to full text.


Internet Resources


Website Access
Academy of American Poets- biography, poems (audio & text), & more
Poetry Foundation - poems (text, audio & podcasts)
Videos for Gerald Stern (Google)


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