Wordsmiths Reading Series (Poetry & Prose)
The Wordsmiths Reading Series is sponsored by college’s Cultural Advisory Group, Cultural Programming Committee, and the Language and Literature Department. For more information, contact the department at 215-968-8150.
Gerald Stern – Friday Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.
National Book Award Winner appears at Newtown Campus
Stern has written 15 books of poetry, including This Time: New and Selected Poems, which won the 1998 National Book Award. He has also 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 other accolades.
Stern’s most recent books, both published in 2012, are the poetry collection In Beauty Bright and Stealing History, a book of prose. His next book of poems, Divine Nothingness, will be published in 2014 by W. W. Norton.
Stern was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2006. For many years, the Pittsburgh native was a teacher at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Stern now lives in Lambertville, N.J.
The free reading takes place in the Orangery on campus at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, Pa., where there is ample free parking.