Bill Knott (poet)

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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.

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.[1][2]


Books published by Bill Knott include:[3][4]


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

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