Divine Nothingness: Poems

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From the National Book Award–winning author of This Time, a new volume of poems that explore the very nature of existence.Divine Nothingness is a meditative reflection on the poet’s past and an elegy to love and the experience of the senses in the face of mortality. From the Jersey side of the Delaware River in Lambertville, Gerald Stern explores questions about who and why we are, locating nothingness in the divine and the divine in nothingness.From “What Brings Me Here?”
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Divine Nothingness: Poems

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Overview

From the National Book Award–winning author of This Time, a new volume of poems that explore the very nature of existence.Divine Nothingness is a meditative reflection on the poet’s past and an elegy to love and the experience of the senses in the face of mortality. From the Jersey side of the Delaware River in Lambertville, Gerald Stern explores questions about who and why we are, locating nothingness in the divine and the divine in nothingness.From “What Brings Me Here?”
Here I am again and what brings me here to the same wooden bench preaching to the city of Lambertville surrounded by mayapples?
For who in the hell is going to lie down with whom in the hell,
either inside or outside?
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Editorial Reviews

Toi Derricote
“Gerald Stern has made an immense contribution to American poetry. His poems are not only great poems, memorable ones, but ones that get into your heart and stay there. Their lyrical ecstasies take you up for that moment so that your vision is changed, you are changed. The voice is intimate, someone unafraid to be imperfect. Gerald Stern’s poems sing in praise of the natural world, and in outrage of whatever is antihuman.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393243505
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/3/2014
  • Pages: 112

Meet the Author

Gerald Stern is the author of the National Book Award-winning This Time, the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize-winning Early Selected Poems, and other books. He has also been awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Wallace Stevens Award, among many other honors. He lives in Lambertville, New Jersey.
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