Sherod Santos, GPC 2000-2001
Poet, essayist and translator Sherod Santos was born
in 1948 in Greenville, South Carolina. He is the author
of six books of poetry: The
Perishing (W.W. Norton & Co., 2003); The Pilot Star Elegies
(1999), which won a Theodore Roethke Poetry Prize and was both a National Book
Award Finalist and one of five nominees for The New Yorker Book Award; The City of Women (1993); The Southern Reaches (1989);
and Accidental Weather
(1982), which was selected for the National Poetry Series; and The Intricated Soul: New and Selected Poems
(2010). Santos's poems appear regularly in such journals as The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Nation,
Poetry, and The Yale Review; his essays have appeared in American Poetry Review, The
New York Times Book Review, The
Kenyon Review, and Parnassus. In
2000, the University of Georgia Press published A Poetry of Two Minds, a collection of his
essays, which was a finalist for The National Book Critics Circle Award. In
2005 he published Greek Lyric
Poetry: A New Translation, which won the Umhoefer Prize for
Achievement in the Humanities from the Arts and Humanities Foundation. He has
received fellowships from the Ingram Merrill and Guggenheim foundations, and
the National Endowment for the Arts. Other awards include The Poetry Society of
America’s Lyric Poetry Prize and the B.F Connors Award from The Paris
Review. From 1990 to 1997, Santos served as external examiner
and poet-in-residence at the Poets' House in Portmuck, Northern Ireland, and in
1999 he received an Award for Literary Excellence from the American Academy of
Arts and Letters. He currently lives and writes full-time in Chicago.
“Interview.” Valparaiso Poetry Review.
Bio and link to “A Woman Named Thucydides” poets.org.
“A Place in Maine” Slate. May 2008.
“Work” Poetry Foundation.