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Gerald Stern (born February 22, 1925) is an American poet. His work became widely recognized after the 1977 publication of Lucky Life, which was that year's Lamont Poetry Selection, and of a series of essays on writing poetry in American Poetry Review. He has subsequently been given many prestigious awards for his writing, including the 1996 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and a National Book Award for poetry in 1998 for his book, This Time: New and Selected Poems. He was Poet Laureate of New Jersey from 2000 to 2002, and received the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets in 2005. Since 2006, Stern has been a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Stern has taught at Temple University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. For a number of years prior to achieving fame, he taught at Raritan Valley Community College. For many years he taught poetry writing at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Stern is former faculty member and co-founder of New England College's Masters of Fine Arts Program in Poetry. Stern is currently serving as distinguished poet-in-residence at Drew University's low-residency MFA Program in Poetry beginning January 2009, with Jean Valentine, the other distinguished poet-in-residence for the program.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. to Harry and Ida Barach Stern, he was educated in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Stern earned his B.A. at the University of Pittsburgh in 1947 and an M.A. at Columbia University in 1949. He did post-graduate study at the University of Paris in 1949-50. He married Patricia Miller in 1952 (divorced); they have two children: Rachael, a nutrition therapist living in Alabama; and David, an architect living in Massachusetts. Also have 4 grandchildren, Rebecca, Dylan, Julia, and Alana. His companion is poet Anne Marie Macari, and he lives in Lambertville, New Jersey.

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Total Books: 45
Death Watch A View from the Tenth Decade
Divine Nothingness Poems
2016 - Divine Nothingness Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393352863
ISBN-10: 0393352862
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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In Beauty Bright Poems
2014 - In Beauty Bright Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780393348941
ISBN-10: 0393348946
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Stealing History
2012 - Stealing History (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781595341419
ISBN-10: 1595341412
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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In Their Cups Poems About Drinking Places Drinks and Drinkers
Early Collected Poems 1965-1992
2010 - Early Collected Poems 1965-1992 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780393076660
ISBN-10: 0393076660
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Save the Last Dance Poems
2009 - Save the Last Dance Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393337310
ISBN-10: 0393337316
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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What I Can't Bear Losing Essays by Gerald Stern
2009 - What I Can't Bear Losing Essays By Gerald Stern (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781595340542
ISBN-10: 1595340548
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Scotia Widows Inside Their Lawsuit Against Big Daddy Coal
2008 - The Scotia Widows Inside Their Lawsuit Against Big Daddy Coal (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781400067640
ISBN-10: 1400067642
Genres: History, Reference, Law
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The Preacher A Poem
2007 - The Preacher a Poem [Quarternote Chapbook Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781932511543
ISBN-10: 1932511547
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Everything Is Burning Poems
2006 - Everything Is Burning Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393329162
ISBN-10: 039332916X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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What I Can't Bear Losing Notes from a Life
2003 - What I Can't Bear Losing Notes From a Life (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780393058185
ISBN-10: 0393058182
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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American Sonnets Poems
2003 - American Sonnets Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393324969
ISBN-10: 0393324966
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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American Sonnets
2002 - American Sonnets (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780393050844
ISBN-10: 039305084X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Last Blue Poems
2001 - Last Blue Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393321623
ISBN-10: 0393321622
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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This Time New and Selected Poems
1999 - This Time New and Selected Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393319095
ISBN-10: 0393319091
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Odd Mercy Poems
1997 - Odd Mercy Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393316308
ISBN-10: 0393316300
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Lucky Life
1995 - Lucky Life [Classic Contemporary] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780887482076
ISBN-10: 0887482074
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Bread Without Sugar Poems
1993 - Bread Without Sugar Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393310108
ISBN-10: 0393310108
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Paradise Poems
1984 - Paradise Poems (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780394537856
ISBN-10: 0394537858
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Parkinson's Disease The Facts
1982 - Parkinson's Disease the Facts [The Facts Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780192612939
ISBN-10: 019261293X
Genre: Medicine
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Two Long Poems [Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series] (Paperback)
Not God After All [Autumn House Poetry] (Hardcover)