The papers of poet, writer, artist and multimedia pioneer Gerd Stern span over fifty years of creative work in the American
Gerd Stern is a poet, artist, and multimedia pioneer whose remarkable life spans 40s bohemia, 50s Beat culture, 60s hippiedom,
70s hip capitalism, and continues today. Until his own biography is published, any account of Stern’s life must begin by referring
the reader to his extensive oral history conducted by he University of California Berkeley ("From Beat Scene Poet to Psychedelic
Multimedia Artist in San Francisco and Beyond, 1948-1978, Interviews Conducted by Victoria Morris Byerly in 1996" http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt409nb28g).
While rather short on chronological detail, the interviews contain a wealth of insight about his life and accomplishments,
and thus allows this biographical note some brevity.
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