Poet Gerald Stern Looks Back on a Career Spent Reading and Writing

BY newsdesk  April 2, 2013 at 2:01 PM EDT

Jeffrey Brown talks with Gerald Stern, one of America’s most acclaimed poets. At 87, Stern received the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress for his collection, “Early Collected Poems: 1965-1992.” Stern reflects on his working class upbringing and 70 years of writing verse.

Read the full transcript here.