Poet Gerald Stern to Read

The Poetry Center's first event this fall brought the former New Jersey Poet Laureate to campus.

Gerald Stern


The Poetry Center at Smith College, in conjunction with the Lecture Commtitee, presented poet Gerald Stern at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23, in Wright Hall Auditorium. Stern's many awards include the Lamont Poetry Prize, a National Book Award for This Time: New & Selected Poems, and the Ruth Lilly Prize for lifetime achievement.

Read more in a news release from the Office of College Relations.

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.

Find Publications in the Libraries' Catalog

Search by author for Stern, Gerald in the Five College Library catalog. Search for the poet's name as subject for works of criticism.

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Find Biographical Information & More Online

Internet Site Access
Smith College Poetry Center http://www.smith.edu/poetrycenter
The Academy of American Poets http://www.poets.org/
Biography in Context
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Online access to full-text articles
Great New Jersey Poets' Portraits http://users.tellurian.com/swaa/njpoets.html

Search for Periodicals

On the Libraries' website under Research, the English subject page features links to periodical indexes, including MLA International Bibliography, Humanities Abstracts, and Expanded Academic Index. Members of the Smith community may connect to these resources to find articles, essays, book reviews, and selected poems online.

Source Access
Expanded Academic Index (1980+)
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Literature Online (8th century+)
ABELL (the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature), plus full text content and web resources.
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