Monday, January 26, 2009

Resident Profiles: Sharon Stern, Poet, Tutor

There is a great story in today's New York Times, January 26, 2009, regarding Roosevelt Island resident Sharon Stern who closes the article by stating "I’m a poet, a tutor, a client of the home care agency and an employer of my staff.” The article highlights a life representative of so many on this island that are success stories even if those who are living those lives want to simply be seen for themselves and not the challenges they face daily.


  1. We reviewed Sharon's poetry book on Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene

    We had lost the book found it posted it two days later we see her in the new York Times!

    Best--Doug Holder

  2. I was a friend and classmate of Sharon's and only 2 days ago mentioned her name to another classmate in relation to our (50th) class reunion. Like Doug, above, I too was surprised when 2 days later, I saw this article.Can anyone tell me how I can get Sharon's email address, in order to re-establish contact (after more than 5 decades)?

  3. I read B. Lerner's fine article and got a copy of Armature through my library -- took a week. The poems are fine and moving. I'd like to put some of them on a humane medicine blog.

    "Full many a flower is born to blush unseen
    And waste its sweetness on the desert air."

    Dave Elpern