Sherod Santos

Poet, Author

1948 –


Who is Sherod Santos?

Sherod Santos is an American poet, essayist and professor. His most recent poetry collection is forthcoming, The Intricated Soul: New & Selected Poems. His work has appeared in literary journals and magazines including Antioch Review, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Nation, Poetry, The Yale Review, American Poetry Review, The New York Times Book Review, The Kenyon Review, and Parnassus.

His many honors and awards include Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Arts and Ingram Merrill fellowships, and Pushcart prizes. His book, The Pilot Star Elegies, was a finalist for the 1999 National Book Award; and 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.

Santos was born in South Carolina and graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. and M.A., and studied at the University of California, Irvine and the University of Utah. He is a professor of English at the University of Missouri.

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Sep 9, 1948
  • United States of America
  • University of California, Irvine
  • Master of Arts, San Diego State University
  • PhD, University of Utah
    ( - 1982)
Lived in
  • Missouri

on July 23, 2013


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