About the Book
The author says in his introduction: “These aphorisms, petite narratives, whatever they are, were written over a period of two weeks in the Spring of 2002. They represent my feelings during that time, feelings that were angry, arch, focused, political, and unified. They also reflect both my reading and the sheer accident of my experience.”
Praise for Not God After All
Gerald Stern’s achievement is immense. In this beautiful gathering . . . one encounters a poet who praises and mourns in turn and even at once.
Stern is one of those rare poetic souls who makes it almost impossible to remember what our world was like before his poetry came to exalt it.