Sherod Santos is the author of six books of poetry, including The Perishing (W.W. Norton, 2004) and The Intricated Soul: New and Selected Poems, forthcoming from W.W. Norton in March, 2010. The Pilot Star Elegies (W.W. Norton, 1999) was a finalist for both the National Book Award and The New Yorker Book Award. His other honors include an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the B.F. Connors Long Poem Prize from Paris Review, the Poetry Society of America's Lyric Poetry Prize, and the Theodore Roethke Prize. His book of essays on poetry and poetics, A Poetry of Two Minds (University of Georgia Press, 2000), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. Sherod Santos lives in Chicago.
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