Sheryl St. Germain

Poet and essayist Sheryl St. Germain is the author of several poetry collections, including The Small Door of Your Death (Autumn House Press, 2018), Let It Be a Dark Roux: New and Selected Poems (Autumn House Press, 2007), The Journals of Scheherazade (University of North Texas Press, 1996), and How Heavy the Breath of God (University of North Texas Press, 1994). She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the University of Texas at Austin, as well as the Ki Davis Award from the Aspen Writers Foundation and the William Faulkner Award for the personal essay. She directs the MFA program in creative writing at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is also the cofounder and director of the Words Without Walls program.