This Time: New and Selected Poems

This Time: New and Selected Poems

by Gerald Stern

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Overview

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


"This healthy collection of new poems and selections from seven previous volumes is remarkable for its generosity of spirit, manifested in a warm surrealism that is often turned with humor toward his own past as a way of understanding the recurrent questions of growing old: 'Why did it take so long / for me to get lenient? What does it mean one life / only?' " — Publishers Weekly (starred review)  "Gerald Stern's achievement is immense. In this beautiful gathering . . . one encounters a poet who praises and mourns in turn and even at once." — Grace Schulman, The Nation "Stern is one of those rare poetic souls who makes it almost impossible to remember what our world was like before his poetry came to exalt it." — C. K. Williams

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393319095
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/28/1999
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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.

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