Poetry. In this exquisite third book, Bert Stern grapples with the elemental and the extraordinary, looking back on the length of his journey and finding realms of possibility, powerful proof of a life well lived. Moments of divine recognition pervade these poems—their rough terrains, their changing atmospheres and stunning grace—culminating in a profound sense of gratitude for the tactile world. Here is a poet writing at the height of his powers.
Co-founder of Grid Books / Off the Grid Press, Bert Stern is the author of WHAT I GOT FOR A DOLLAR (Grid Books, 2018), SILK AND THE RAGPICKER'S GRANDSON (Red Dust, 1998) , the critical book Wallace Stevens: Art of Uncertainty, and Winter in China, a monograph on American expatriate Robert Winter. He is Milligan Professor of English Emeritus at Wabash College, and has also taught at the University of Thessaloniki as Fulbright Professor of English and at Peking University. Stern served as chief editor for Hilton Publishing, and for fifteen years taught for Changing Lives through Literature, a program designed for men and women on probation.Author City: USA