Stern, Gerald

Gerald Stern is the author of eighteen poetry collections including This Time (1999), which won the National Book Award, Save the Last Dance (2008) and Early Collected: Poems From 1965-1992 (2010), all three from W.W. Norton. A collection of personal essays, What I Can’t Bear Losing: Notes From a Life (Trinity University), was published in 2009. He was the first Poet Laureate of New Jersey, serving from 2000 to 2002, and is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. [bio updated 2011]