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A Celebration of Gerald Stern: An Interview With Gerald Stern
Poets: Gerald Stern, Judith Vollmer
Featured Poets:Gerald Stern & Judith Vollmer
June 27, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Drew University, Mead Hall, Founders Room, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ

Drew University and the Caspersen School’s MFA in Poetry and Poetry in Translation program are pleased to invite you to a celebration of Drew’s Distinguished Poet-in-Residence Gerald Stern on June 27-28.

Core Faculty Member Judith Vollmer interviews Gerald Stern.

He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1925 and was educated at the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University.  He is the author of 15 books of poetry, including, most recently, Save the Last Dance  (Norton, 2008) andEverything is Burning (Norton, 2005), as well as This Time:  New and Selected Poems, which won the 1998 National Book Award.  Early Collected:  Poems from 1965-1992 was published by W. W.  Norton in the spring of 2010, and the paperback of his personal essays titled What I Can’t Bear Losing, was published in the fall of 2009 by Trinity University Press. Stern has a memoir from Trinity University Press, Stealing History, due in 2012, along with a new book of poems from W. W. Norton, In Beauty Bright.  He was awarded the 2005 Wallace Stevens Award by the Academy of American Poets and is currently a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.  He is retired from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. In 2012, Gerald Stern was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Judith Vollmer‘s fifth book of poetry, The Water Books, was published by Autumn House Press in 2012. Her previous collection, Reactor (University of Wisconsin Press 2004), was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and featured in the Los Angeles Times Book Review. Her other books include The Door Open to the Fire,awarded The Cleveland State Poetry Prize in 1997 and finalist honors for the Paterson Prize; Black Butterfly(limited edition), awarded the Center for Book Arts chapbook prize in 1997; and Level Green, awarded the Brittingham Prize (Wisconsin 1990.) Vollmer has received poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and residencies from the American Academy in Rome, Yaddo, the Centrum Foundation, and others. Her essay on Baudelaire, “The Stroll and Preparation for Departure” is included in the Cambridge Companion to Baudelaire (Cambridge University Press 2006). Vollmer teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. She lives in Pittsburgh and co-edits the national poetry journal 5 AM.

Sponsored by Drew University's Caspersen School MFA in Poetry and Poetry Translation June 2013 Summer Intensive Sean Nevin, Director
Info: 973-408 -3016
snevin@drew.edu
http://www.drew.edu/graduate/academics/poetry-mfa/readings

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