Bill Knott [Saint Geraud] (1940 - / Carson City, Michigan)
Bill Knott, originally known as Saint Giraud, was born in Carson City, Michigan. He is an associate professor at Emerson College in Boston. He first received recognition with The Naomi Poems published in 1968.
He published this work under the pseudonym Saint Geraud (a figure who, it was claimed, lived from 1940 to 1966). Poet Thomas Lux wrote of the collection: “The best poems in this first collection … confront the reader with their directness and imagination …. They’re poems of anguish and frustration because the poet takes responsibility.” Knott’s poems are sometimes surreal, with startling juxtaposed images. Critic Meghan O’Rourke noted the variety of forms in Knott’s poetry, ... more »
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- (End) of Summer (1966)
- (Poem) (Chicago) (The Were-Age)
- 2 Futilists
- Advice from the Experts
- An Instructor's Dream
- Ancient Measures
- Another Hole for W.R Rodgers
- Castration Envy #11
- Christmas at the Orphanage
- Compact Dusk
- Dearth Demise