Bill Knott





Bill Knott

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Carson City, Michigan, The United States
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Bill Knott spent most of his youth in Chicago. He also taught poetry at Columbia College in Chicago in the early 1970s.

His first book was The Naomi Poems, published in 1968, under the pseudonym Saint Giraud. His many books of poetry include Auto-necrophilia, Love Poems To Myself, Rome in Rome, The Quicken Tree, Selected and Collected Poems, and Laugh At the End of the World: Collected Comic Poems 1969–1999.

He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003. He is currently an associate professor of English at Emerson College in Boston.

In recent years, he has several times made all of his collected poems available for free online.


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The Unsubscriber: Poems
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The Naomi Poems, Book One: ...
4.63 of 5 stars 4.63 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1968
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The Quicken Tree
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Laugh at the End of the Wor...
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2000
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Becos: Poems
4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1983 — 2 editions
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Poems, 1963-1988 (Pitt Poet...
4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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Selected and Collected Poems
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1977 — 2 editions
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Auto-Necrophilia; The----Po...
4.62 of 5 stars 4.62 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1971 — 2 editions
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2007
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Outremer
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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“If you are still alive when you read this,
close your eyes. I am
under their lids, growing black.”
Bill Knott

“From heart to heart
a heartbeat staggers, looking for a haven.
Bereft. It is easier to enter heaven
than to pass through each others' eyes”
Bill Knott, Selected and Collected Poems



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