Sarah Stern is the author of a full-length poetry collection, But Today Is Different (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2014) and a chapbook, Another Word For Love (Finishing Line Press, 2011). Books are also available on Amazon and other sites.
She is a five-time winner of the Bronx Council on the Arts’ BRIO Award for Poetry. She was short-listed for Ireland’s Fish Poetry Prize and received Honorable Mentions from the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards and Lilith Magazine’s Poetry Prize.
Her poems have appeared in magazines, anthologies and online, most recently in Epiphany, The Man Who Ate His Book: The Best of ducts.org, FreeFall, The American Dream Anthology, The New Verse News, What Rough Beast, The Woven Tale Press and Verse Daily.
She is a writer, editor, communications specialist, and a member of PEN America. She graduated from Barnard College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
But Today Is Different Book Launch took place at Poets House. (This event was made possible in part through the Poets House Literary Partners Program.)
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Back cover blurbs are from Edward Hirsch and Cynthia Zarin.
“Sarah Stern has written an utterly frank, headlong, passionate, and deeply engendered book of a woman in mid-life. She writes out of her own longings, her devotions as a daughter and a mother, her fiery supplications. But Today Is Different may be printed with ink, but it was written with fire.”
—Edward Hirsch, author of A Poet’s Glossary and Gabriel
“Sarah Stern’s first collection of poems, But Today Is Different, is a marvel. Wise, compassionate, erotic, plain-spoken, studded with wonderful moments—a black goat with blue eyes, an aging mother’s clavicle ‘like a Calder mobile,’ an iconic lipstick stain on a coffee cup—Stern’s vision puts a shine on the ordinary (a trip to Macy’s, a scraped knee) and gives it back to us as something wondrous and new. A new voice, in which readers will hear echoes of Philip Levine and Grace Paley . . . and a real achievement.”
—Cynthia Zarin, author of The Ada Poems and An Enlarged Heart: A Personal History.