Bert Stern's poetry collection "Steerage" voted a must read!
The Ibbetson Street Press is proud to announce that Bert Stern's poetry collection "Steerage" was voted a "must read" book for the Mass. Book Award (2010)
"Steerage" Reviewed in Salamander Magaine
"Stern's skill belongs not to a practiced poet merely, but to a person who had made his life a poetic practice." Elizabeth Murphy, Salamander Magazine.
Tom Daley ( Poetry Workshop Leader--Boston Center for Adult Education) On Bert Stern's "Steerage"
" Bert's book is a very fine collection of poetry. One of the best books of poetry I have read in a while. And beautifully designed to boot. Thanks to you and Ibbetson for your wisdom in publishing it."
JIM SCHLEY ( MANAGING EDITOR OF TUPELO PRESS)
"Enjoyed it tremendously... a new high point for Ibbetson Street Press"
Steerage by Bert Stern
(click on picture to order)" I am somebody's dream," writes Bert Stern, thinking of his immigrant ancestors and of his debts to them, "for what they dared and endured." Steerage settles those debts, but that isn't all it does: Stern's great gift is his ability to lighten family history by knitting it into the larger tissue of life we all have in common. From the heaviness of his history, these poems take flight." -- Lewis Hyde (Ibbetson Street Press 25 School St. Somerville, Mass. 02143) email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org $15.(p&h)