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River Readings 2011-2012: Gerald Stern

September  30, 2011

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Now in its fifth year, the River Readings series brought poet Gerald Stern to campus for a reading on Sept. 29, 2011.

Stern first made his mark with the 1977 publication of Lucky Life and essays in American Poetry Review. He has received many awards, including the 1996 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, a National Book Award for poetry in 1998 and the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets in 2005,

He has taught at Temple University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Raritan Valley Community College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop.