Gerald Stern

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Gerald Stern
Image of Gerald Stern wearing a hat
Gerald Stern at the Miami Book Fair International in 2011
Born (1925-02-22) 22 February 1925 (age 94)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupationpoet, essayist, educator
Alma materUniversity of Pittsburgh (BA)
Columbia University (MA)
University of Paris
SpousePatricia Miller (m.1952, divorced)
PartnerAnne Marie Macari
Children2, Rachael, David

Gerald Stern (born February 22, 1925) is an American poet, essayist and educator. He is the author of twenty collections of poetry and four books of essays. Stern has taught literature and creative writing at Temple University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Raritan Valley Community College, and Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Since 2009, Stern has been distinguished poet-in-residence and a member of the faculty of Drew University's graduate programme for a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in poetry. In 2000, New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman appointed Stern as the state's first poet laureate.

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