Posted on November 1, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
We've lost two historians and a poet in the past few weeks.
The former became famous with his surprise 1995 bestseller, How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Heroic Role From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe; the latter, for his six-volume series that sought to establish Jesus Christ as a historical figure, called A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus.
More recently, poet Gerald Stern, described as looking like Allen Ginsberg and writing like Walt Whitman, died at age ninety-seven.
Stern was the first poet laureate of New Jersey and also won the 1998 National Book Award; you can read more about his inspirations and life in the Associated Press's obituary.
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