Odd Mercy

Odd Mercy

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of poems features such characters as a New York City street woman, Noah, St. Augustine, Walt Whitman, and the author himself

Blackwell North Amer
One of our most acclaimed poets wrestles with the issues - love, hope, memory, faith - that have occupied him "in the second half of my sixth decade on beautiful earth." The centerpiece of Gerald Stern's ninth collection is a long poem titled "Hot Dog" named for a beautiful street woman who lives in and around Tompkins Square Park. Other characters in this poem are St. Augustine, Walt Whitman, Noah, Gerald Stern himself, and a ninety-year-old black preacher from the Midwest. In "Hot Dog," and throughout this collection, Stern examines the long journey towards redemption and justice and the bitter struggle - and battle - over our minds and souls.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 1995
ISBN: 9780393038798
Branch Call Number: 811.54 STE
Characteristics: 111p. ; 22cm


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