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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sheryl St. Germain  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1954 in New Orleans

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Taught at Knox College 1994-1998.

Biographical and Professional Information


Published Works

  • The Mask of Medusa, Merrick, Cross Cultural Press, 1987
  • Going Home, Van Nuys, Perivale Press, 1989
  • Making Bread at Midnight, Austin, Slough Press, 1992
  • How Heavy the Breath of God, Denton, University of North Texas Press, 1994
  • The Journals of Scheherazade, University of North Texas Press, 1996

Selected Titles At Your Library

Going home :
ISBN: 0912288299. OCLC Number:

Perivale Press,. Van Nuys, Calif. :. ©1989.

The mask of Medusa /
ISBN: 0893044318. OCLC Number:

Cross-Cultural Communications,. Merrick, N.Y. :. 1989, ©1987.

Making bread at midnight :
ISBN: 094172087X. OCLC Number:

Slough Press,. Austin, Tex. :. 1995.

How heavy the breath of God /
ISBN: 0929398688. OCLC Number:

University of Northern Texas Press,. Denton, Tex. :. 1994.

Swamp songs :
ISBN: 0874807433. OCLC Number:

University of Utah Press,. Salt Lake City :. ©2003.

A poet, now an English professor in Iowa, reminisces about her youth and family in Louisiana.


The American Literary Review, Poetry Award, 1990

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