Wordsmiths Reading Series at Bucks with Gerald Stern

Friday, December 06, 2013

Where and When

Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Orangery

Contact: burskc@bucks.edu

Event Information

The part that we avoided was not the heart but what we called the pouch, for it still swelled or seemed to and there was plenty of horror cutting into what made the music or at least the agency you might call it, and more than one of us retched and as you know, that can become contagious – think of a roomful of pouches exploding think of the music on a summer night with no one conducting and think of how warm it might be and how love songs may have gotten started there. – from In Beauty Bright

Gerald Stern’s two most recent books, both published in 2012, are Stealing History (prose) and In Beauty Bright, a new book of poems. He has authored 15 books of poetry including This Time: New and Selected Poems, which won the 1998 National Book Award. Additionally, he has won the Ruth Lilly Prize and the Wallace Stevens Award, the Jewish Book Award, and, in 2012, the Rebekah Johnson Bobbit National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress, among many others.