Divine Nothingness: Poems

Divine Nothingness: Poems

by Gerald Stern

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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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393243505
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/03/2014
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Gerald Stern, the author of nineteen poetry collections, has won the National Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, the Ruth Lilly Prize, the Wallace Stevens Award, the Frost medal, and the Award of Merit (from the American Academy of Arts and Letters), among others. He lives in Lambertville, New Jersey, and New York City.

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