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Sherod Santos

Sherod Santos is the author of seven books of poetry. A National Book Award finalist, he received an Award in Literature from the Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Chicago, where he works in an outreach program for the homeless.


Books by Sherod Santos

  1. Book CoverThe City of Women: A Sequence of Poems and Prose

    "Beautifully rendered.... Santos's greatest accomplishment here is not that he provides answers for the unanswerable, but that he convinces readers that love creates ‘words whose syllables we are laved in, / Whose meanings keep endlessly coming to pass.’” —Publishers WeeklyMore

  2. Book CoverGreek Lyric Poetry: A New Translation

    Winner of the Umhoefer Prize: "A magnificent achievement, better, more animated, buoyant, and richly articulated than any other version I know."—Anthony HechtMore

  3. Book CoverThe Intricated Soul: New and Selected Poems

    “Santos captures moments of lyric intensity and beauty that feel as fresh today as when they were written.”—New CriterionMore

  4. Book CoverThe Perishing: Poems

    "[Santos] articulates some of the most moving truths we can know about our shared humanity."—Washington PostMore

  5. Book CoverThe Pilot Star Elegies: Poems

    A National Book Award finalist for 1999.More

  6. Book CoverSquare Inch Hours: Poems

    “Sherod Santos brilliantly negotiates the provinces of poetry and prose, of imagination and memoir.… As enigmatic as Borges, and beautiful in a way only Santos can be.” —David BakerMore