About Gerald SternGerald Stern is a modern american poet and writer. He become famous after the publication of his book 'Lucky Life' in 1977. He is also the author of 20 poetry books and 4 books of essays. Stern received the National Book Award for Poetry in 1998 for This Time: New and Selected Poems, and was named as a finalist in 1991 for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Leaving Another Kingdom: Selected Poems. He was also Poet Laureate of New Jersey from 2000 to 2002 and received the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets in 2005.
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