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Gerald Stern

Gerald Stern is the author of the National Book Award-winning This Time, the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize-winning Early Selected Poems, and other books. He has also been awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Wallace Stevens Award, among many other honors. He lives in Lambertville, New Jersey.


Books by Gerald Stern

  1. Book CoverAmerican Sonnets: Poems

    "Stern is a romantic with a sense of humor...a sometimes comic, sometimes tragic visionary."—Edward HirschMore

  2. Book CoverBread Without Sugar: Poems

    Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.More

  3. Book CoverDivine Nothingness: Poems

    From the National Book Award–winning author of This Time, a new volume of poems that explore the very nature of existence.More

  4. Book CoverEarly Collected Poems: 1965-1992

    “Stern’s unadorned craftsmanship has few rivals in American letters.”—Philadelphia InquirerMore

  5. Book CoverEverything Is Burning: Poems

    "Ruthless and occasionally outrageous, Stern's literary songs are sharp, surprising, and unerring in their delivery."—Ploughshares, Editor's ChoiceMore

  6. Book CoverIn Beauty Bright: Poems

    “The work of an American master.”—World Literature TodayMore

  7. Book CoverLast Blue: Poems

    "Stern's bebop poems shimmer and shadow-dance down the page."—BooklistMore

  8. Book CoverOdd Mercy: Poems

    "For over two decades, no one has equaled Stern's compassionate, surreal parables about the burden of and the exaltation at being alive."—Library JournalMore

  9. Book CoverSave the Last Dance: Poems

    The fifteenth collection by a celebrated poet whose “terrific, boisterous energy has never flagged” (Megan Harlan, San Francisco Chronicle).More

  10. Book CoverThis Time: New and Selected Poems

    An exhilarating new collection by the poet often acclaimed as the modern Walt Whitman, his "spiritual reincarnation."More

  11. Book CoverWhat I Can't Bear Losing: Notes from a Life

    A time now almost lost—America and Europe of the 1940s and 1950s—indelibly recalled in prose pieces by a celebrated poet.More