Bill Knott (poet)

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Bill Knott
Born William Kilborn Knott
(1940-02-17)February 17, 1940
Carson City, United States
Died March 12, 2014(2014-03-12) (aged 73)
Occupation Writer, poet
Nationality American

William Kilborn Knott (17 February 1940 – 12 March 2014) was an American poet. Born in Carson City, Michigan, US, Knott received his MFA from Norwich University and studied with John Logan in Chicago.[1]

His first collection of poems, The Naomi Poems: Corpse and Beans was published in 1968 and under the name Saint Geraud, whose backstory included a suicide two years prior to the publishing.[2][3]


Books published by Bill Knott include:[4][5]


  1. ^ "Obituaries William Kilborn Knott". 
  2. ^ Adam Travis (2005). "An Interview with Bill Knott". Retrieved January 9, 2009. 
  3. ^ Saint Geraud, Foreword by Paul Carroll (1968). The Naomi Poems: Corpse and Beans. Chicago: Big Table Publishing Company. pp. 6–14. 
  4. ^ Hamilton, Ian (1996). The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 279. 
  5. ^ "Books of the poet: Bill Knott". PoemHunter. Retrieved 2007-04-13. 

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