American Sonnets: Poems

American Sonnets: Poems

by Gerald Stern
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393324966

ISBN-13: 9780393324969

Pub. Date: 10/19/2003

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

"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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393324969
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/19/2003
Pages:
76
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Winter Thirst11
How a Word Can Breathe12
June13
Once14
Aberdeen Proving Grounds, 194615
For the Bee16
Alone17
September, 199918
Rebecca19
My Tenderness20
You21
First Light22
My Stick23
Flexible Flyer24
Beechview25
The Inkspots26
Peaches27
Exordium and Terminus28
Bruce29
Grass and Water30
In Time31
Les Neiges d'Antan32
Sink33
Mimi34
All I Did for Him35
Places You Wouldn't Believe36
Pag37
Hydrangea38
Crosshatching39
Spider40
Dandelions41
Hats42
String Bean43
Large Pots44
Savel Kliatchko45
Irishry46
1940 LaSalle47
Blue Sheets48
Iris49
Grand Hotel50
Apocalypse51
Sam and Morris52
Burning53
Studebaker54
Standing Up55
Cost56
Still Burning57
Samaritans58
Roses59
Letters60
The Hammer61
Hearts62
Ted Rosenberg63
Slash of Red64
Salt65
Egg66
Box of Cigars67
Justice68
American Heaven69

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