Sherod Santos (born September 9, 1948 in Greenville, South Carolina) is an American poet, essayist, translator and playwright. His newest poetry collection, The Square Inch Hours (W.W. Norton) is forthcoming in 2016. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Nation, Poetry, The Royal Court Theatre, Proscenium Theatre Journal, American Poetry Review, and The New York Times Book Review. His plays have been produced at the Algonquin Theatre in New York City, The Side Project in Chicago, The Brooklyn International Theatre Festival, and the Flint Michigan Play Festival. He wrote the settings for the Sappho poems in the CD Magus Insipiens, composed by Paul Sanchez and sung by soprano Kayleen Sanchez.
His many honors and awards include an Academy Award for Literary Excellence from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Umhoefer Prize for Achievement in the Humanities, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, the Theodore Roethke Memorial Prize. He was also a finalist for The New Yorker Book Award in Poetry, The National Book Critics Circle Award, and The National Book Award. From 1990 to 1998 he served as external examiner and poet-in-residence at the Poets’ House outside Belfast, Northern Ireland.
He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
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Honors and awards
2006 Umhoefer Prize for Achievement in the Humanities for Greek Lyric Poetry: A New Translation
2002 Theodore Roethke Poetry Prize for The Pilot Star Elegies
2001 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism Finalist for A Poetry of Two Minds
2000 National Book Award Finalist
1999 Academy Award for Literary Excellence from the American Academy of Arts & Letters
1999 The New Yorker Book Award in Poetry Finalist
1998 Bernard F. Connors Prize for Poetry from the Paris Review for “Elegy for My Sister”
1987 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship
1995 British Arts Council International Travel Grant
1984 The Robert Frost Place poet in residence in Franconia, New Hampshire
1983 Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award
1983 Guggenheim Fellowship
1982 Ingram Merrill Foundation fellowship
1981 Oscar Blumenthal Prize from Poetry magazine
1980 Pushcart Prize in both poetry and the essay
1978 “Discovery”/The Nation Award
Full-Length Poetry Collections
The Square Inch Hours. W. W. Norton & Company. Forthcoming in 2016.
The Intricated Soul. W. W.