|Birth Day:||February 22, 1925|
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He studied at both the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University.
He married Patricia Miller in 1952 (divorced); they have two children. His companion is poet Anne Marie Macari, and he lives in New York City and Miami Beach, Florida.
His work became widely recognized after the 1977 publication of Lucky Life, which was that year's Lamont Poetry Selection, and of a series of essays on writing poetry in American Poetry Review. He has subsequently been given many prestigious awards for his writing, including the 1996 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the 1998 National Book Award for This Time: New and Selected Poems, and the 2012 Library of Congress Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Award for Early Collected Poems: 1965–1992. He was Poet Laureate of New Jersey from 2000 to 2002, and received the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets in 2005. Since 2006, Stern has been a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
Currently, Gerald Stern is 97 years, 4 months and 4 days old. Gerald Stern will celebrate 98th birthday on a Wednesday 22nd of February 2023.
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