American Sonnets: Poems (Paperback)

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


In his thirteenth collection, the 1998 National Book Award winner presents us with fifty-nine "Stern Sonnets," of twenty or so lines rather than the traditional fourteen. Using the events of his life as starting points, Gerald Stern deals with time and loss, with the dichotomy of light and darkness, and—always—with the possibility of joy. This stunning collection moves from autobiography to the visionary in surges of memory and language that draw the reader from one poem to the next.

About the Author


Gerald Stern is the author of nineteen volumes of poetry. He has been awarded the National Book Award, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the National Jewish Book Award, the Wallace Stevens Award, and the Robert Frost Medal, among many other honors. He lives in New York City.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393324969
ISBN-10: 0393324966
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: November 17th, 2003
Pages: 72
Language: English

 

 

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