Sherod Santos

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Sherod Santos (born September 9, 1948 in Greenville, South Carolina) is an American poet, essayist, translator and playwright.[1] His newest poetry collection, The Square Inch Hours (W.W. Norton) is forthcoming in 2016. His work has appeared in The New Yorker,[2] The Paris Review,[3] The Nation,[4] Poetry, The Royal Court Theatre, Proscenium Theatre Journal, American Poetry Review, and The New York Times Book Review. His plays have been produced at the Algonquin Theatre in New York City, The Side Project in Chicago, The Brooklyn International Theatre Festival, and the Flint Michigan Play Festival. He wrote the settings for the Sappho poems in the CD Magus Insipiens, composed by Paul Sanchez and sung by soprano Kayleen Sanchez.

His many honors and awards include an Academy Award for Literary Excellence from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Umhoefer Prize for Achievement in the Humanities, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, the Theodore Roethke Memorial Prize. He was also a finalist for The New Yorker Book Award in Poetry, The National Book Critics Circle Award, and The National Book Award. From 1990 to 1998 he served as external examiner and poet-in-residence at the Poets' House outside Belfast, Northern Ireland.

He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Honors and awards[edit]

Published works[edit]

Full-Length Poetry Collections

  • The Square Inch Hours. W. W. Norton & Company. Forthcoming in 2016.
  • The Intricated Soul. W. W. Norton & Company. 2010. ISBN 978-0-393-07216-7. 
  • The Perishing. W. W. Norton & Company. 2004. ISBN 978-0-393-32576-8. 
  • The Pilot Star Elegies. W. W. Norton & Company. 2000. ISBN 978-0-393-32049-7. 
  • The City of Women. W. W. Norton & Company. 1994. ISBN 978-0-393-31175-4. 
  • The Southern Reaches. Wesleyan University Press. 1989.
  • Accidental Weather. Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1982.

Essay Collections



  1. ^ International Who's Who in Poetry 2004. Taylor & Francis. 2004. ISBN 978-1-85743-178-0. 
  2. ^ "Page not found - The New Yorker". Retrieved 2014-10-11. 
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  4. ^ "Home | The Nation". Retrieved 2014-10-11. 
  5. ^ "Sherod Santos - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation". Retrieved 2014-10-11. 

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