American Sonnets by Gerald Stern
Poems

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A collection of 59 sonnets of 20 lines or so by Gerald Stern. It contains sonnets of an autobiographical nature as well as sonnets covering the visionary in surges of memory and language.
 

About Gerald Stern

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Among Gerald Stern's many honors are the Lamont Prize, the National Book Award, a Guggenheim fellowship, three NEA awards, a fellowship from the Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Ruth Lilly Prize. He taught at the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa until his retirement in 1995, and today lives in New Jersey and continues to write both poetry and prose
 
Published April 1, 2002 by W. W. Norton & Company. 69 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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As part and parcel of a gruffly expansive plain style, Stern has worked through his Jewish, Rust Belt and working-class roots in book after book, while remaining open to experience from anywhere.

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