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Gerald Stern
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Gerald Stern at the Miami Book Fair International in 2011
Born 22 February 1925 (1925-02-22) (age 95)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation poet, essayist, educator
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Pittsburgh (BA)
Columbia University (MA)
University of Paris
Spouse Patricia Miller (m.1952, divorced)
Partner Anne Marie Macari
Children 2, Rachael, David

Gerald Stern (born February 22, 1925) is an American poet, essayist and educator. He is the author of twenty collections of poetry and four books of essays. Stern has taught literature and creative writing at Temple University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Raritan Valley Community College, and Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Since 2009, Stern has been distinguished poet-in-residence and a member of the faculty of Drew University's graduate programme for a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in poetry. In 2000, New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman appointed Stern as the state's first poet laureate.

  • Audio: Gerald Stern reads three poems from his Early Collected Poems, 1965 - 1992
  • Gerald Stern Papers [1](Gerald Stern Papers, 1920s-2007, SC.2007.04, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh)


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