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2002 CELEBRITY JUDGE

Gerald SternGERALD STERN
Gerald Stern was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and educated at the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University. He is the author of twelve books of poetry including, This Time, New and Selected Poems, which won the National Book Award in 1998, and most recently American Sonnets, published in 2002. His publisher is W.W. Norton. He has taught at many universities including, University of Pittsburgh, Columbia University, and for fifteen years was senior poet at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is the recipient of many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, three National Endowment of the Arts Fellowships, the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts for the State of Pennsylvania, the Lamont Poetry Prize, and the Ruth Lilly Prize. He was the first Poet Laureate of New Jersey, serving from 2000-2002.


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