Poetry with Gerald Stern & Cindy Beer-Fouhy
Gerald Stern & Cindy Beer-Fouhy
4 – 6 pm
Gerald Stern is the award winner of the National Book Award for Poetry in 1998, the Lamont Poetry Selection for Lucky Life, the 1996 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the 1998 National Book Award for This Time: New and Selected Poems, the 2012 Library of Congress Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Award for Early Collected Poems, the 2005 the Wallace Stevens Award. He was a finalist for the 1991 Pulitzer Prize. In 2000, NJ Governor Christine Todd Whitman appointed Stern as the state’s first poet laureate. Since 2006, Stern has been a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Poet Toi Derricotte said, “Gerald Stern has made an immense contribution to American poetry. His poems are not only great poems, memorable ones, but ones that get into your heart and stay there. Their lyrical ecstasies take you up for that moment so that your vision is changed, you are changed. The voice is intimate, someone unafraid to be imperfect. Gerald Stern’s poems sing in praise of the natural world, and in outrage of whatever is anti-human.”
Cindy Beer-Fouhy has been teaching writing in schools and community facilities for over 30 years. Currently an instructor at Sarah Lawrence College teaching ‘Life Stories: A Writing Workshop for Ages 50 and up’, Ms. Beer- Fouhy is former Director and Founder of the Literary Arts Department and the Creative Arts Café Poetry Series at the Northern Westchester Center for the Arts. She is the 1996 recipient of the Michael and Helen Schaffer Foundation Honorable Award for work in the Arts.
This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.