Gerald Stern: Poet of Wistfulness, Anger, and Humor

From a New York Times obit by Neil Genzlinger headlined “Gerald Stern, Poet of Wistfulness, Anger, and Humor, Dies at 97”:

Gerald Stern, who drew on nature, history and his own experiences to write prizewinning poetry laced with wistfulness, anger and humor, died on Friday in the Bronx.

His death was announced by his companion of 25 years, the poet Anne Marie Macari.

Mr. Stern, whose “This Time: New and Selected Poems” won the National Book Award for poetry in 1998, came to poetic prominence relatively late; his first published poem, “The Pineys,” appeared in The Journal of the Rutgers University Library in 1969, when he was 44. His first collection, “Rejoicings,” was published in 1973, when he was nearing 50.