Whittier College News Release

For Immediate Release - February 1, 1999
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Poetry reading by Gerald Stern, nationally acclaimed poet

WHAT: Poetry reading by Gerald Stern
WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, February 11
WHERE: The Johnson Faculty Master House at Whittier College
13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier
COST: free

ADD: Gerald Stern--one of today's premier, contemporary American poets--will give a reading of his own work at Whittier College.

Stern, who has published eight books of poetry over the years, has received numerous honors for his writings including a Lamont Prize, a Guggenheim, three N.E.A.'s and the Ruth Lily Prize in poetry. Additionally, his latest book of selected poems won this year's National Book Award, and he was featured on the PBS series "The Power of the Word," with Bill Moyers.

Stern has taught at such institutions as Colombia University, NYU and the University of Iowa, where he spent fourteen-years teaching at that creative writing program, which is considered to be the best in the country.

Beyond his many accomplishments and awards in poetry, Stern is an excellent storyteller, an amazing personality and is best described as a wild man--he is not one to sit and read poetry in a quiet fashion.

The Johnson Faculty Master House, at Whittier College, is located on Philadelphia Street, just north of Painter Avenue.

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