PoemsBook - 1995
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, Stern wrestles with the issues--hope, memory, faith--that have always occupied him.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c1995.
Characteristics: 112 p. ;,22 cm.