Synopses & Reviews
The Intricated Soul gathers poems from five previous books. Sherod Santos s identity as a poet is based on his courageous resolve to take on the most difficult subjects. Whether writing about love, madness, or genocide, he engages the most moving truths we can know about our shared humanity (Washington Post). Southern Gothic Poor white and pining, the full moon coinsIts water-buckled image on a welling tide That rakes the shingle back across the strand, A bone-clatter by which fate decides the youngest Child in a family of nine will be the first to die (The date marked by an asterisk in the family BibleThat records such things) from illness, Or an overdose, or a traffic accident.
"Sherod Santos is a contemporary master of the lyric poem. In , we witness the astonishing effects of his powerful, restless poetic imagination. . . . Santos is a musician and a thinker, architect and bard, theorist and witness, and we are the lucky recipients of the singular, radiant gift of ."--David Baker
"Santos captures moments of lyric intensity and beauty ?that feel as fresh today as when they were written."?--
About the Author
Sherod Santos received the Theodore Roethke Prize for the best book of poetry published in the preceding three years and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Chicago.