The fifteenth collection by a celebrated poet whose "terrific, boisterous energy has never flagged" (Megan Harlan, San Francisco Chronicle).In Save the Last Dance, Gerald Stern gives us a stunning collection of his intimately personal―yet always universal, and always surprising―poems, rich with humor and insight. Shorter lyric poems in the first two parts continue the satirical and often redemptiv...
Hardcover: 80 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (May 17, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 5917008
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Jerry Stern has been writing poems for over 40 years and is recognized as one of the country's best. This collection continues his stellar path. I had the honor of knowing him in the mid-60's when he taught at a small college in Western Pa. I high...
his last collection, Everything Is Burning, while never failing to carve out new emotional territory. In the third part, a long poem called "The Preacher," Stern takes the book of Ecclesiastes as a starting point for a meditation on loss, futility, and emptiness, represented here by the concept of a "hole" that resurfaces throughout.