Insane Devotion: On The Writing Of Gerald Stern

EditorMihaela MoscaliucForeword byPhilip Levine

May 13, 2016|
Insane Devotion: On The Writing Of Gerald Stern by Mihaela Moscaliuc
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Gerald Stern has been a significant presence and an impassioned and idiosyncratic voice in twentieth and twenty-first-century American poetry.Insane Devotionis a retrospective of his career and features fourteen writers, critics, and poets examining the themes, stylistic traits, and craft of a poet who has shaped and inspired American verse for generations.

The essays and interviews inInsane Devotion paint a broad picture of a man made whole by the influence of the written word. They touch on the contentious and nuanced stance of Judaism in the breadth of Stern’s work and explore Stern’s capacious memory and his use of personal history to illuminate our common humanity. What is revealed is a poet of complexity and heart, often tender, often outraged. As Philip Levine writes in his lyrical foreword to the volume, Stern is both sweet and spiky, “a born teacher who can teach me to see the universe in an acorn and hear the music of the lost in an empty Pepsi can.” Contributors include Contributors J. T. Barbarese, Dara Barnat, Lucy Biederman, Michael Broek, Darla Himeles, Edward Hirsch, Tony Leuzzi, Laura McCullough, Alicia Ostriker, Lia Purpura, Ira Sadoff, Michael Waters, Judith Vollmer, and Dean Young.
Mihaela Moscaliuc is the author of the poetry collectionsFather Dirt andImmigrant Model and the translator of Romanian poet Carmelia Leonte’sThe Hiss of the Viper. Moscaliuc''s essays have appeared inHistory of the Literary Cultures in East-Central Europe: Junctures and Disjunctures in the 19th and 20th Centuries,Soundings: An I...
Title:Insane Devotion: On The Writing Of Gerald Stern
Product dimensions:240 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.61 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.61 in
Published:May 13, 2016
Publisher:Trinity University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781595347688

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