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Bill Knott

Bill Knott
Courtesy of Emerson College Archive

Bill Knott was born in Carson City, Michigan, in 1940 and died in Bay City, Michigan, in 2014. His first book, The Naomi Poems, was written under the pen name St. Geraud (1940–1966) and published to great acclaim in 1968. Between 1968 and 2004, he published eleven full-length books of poems. He taught at Emerson College in Boston for twenty-five years.

Bill Knott

I Am Flying into Myself

Bill Knott; Edited and with an introduction by Thomas Lux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A selection of Bill Knott’s life work—testimony of his enduring, “thorny genius” (Robert Pinsky)

Going to sleep, I cross my hands on my chest.

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