8vo. 62 pp. Book is Very Good with creases at hinges, shelfwear around edges and a prie sticker the size of a dime on the top right corner, front cover. Born in Carson City, Michigan, US, Knott received his MFA from Norwich University and studied with John Logan in Chicago.His first collection of poems, The Naomi Poems: Corpse and Beans, was published in 1968 under the name Saint Geraud, a fictional persona whose backstory included a suicide two years prior to the publishing. The Naomi Poems was well received and brought him to the attention of such poets as James Wright, who called him an "unmistakable genius."Knott taught at Emerson College for more than 25 years, published many books of poetry, and was awarded the Iowa Poetry Prize and a Guggenheim fellowship.* * * [Please note: additional postage fees may be required for oversized and/or international orders to be shipped.]. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Naomi Poems: Corpse and Beans
Publication Date: 1968
Book Condition: Very good
Edition: Second Printing.
Book Description Big Table Publishing Co., 1968. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Hardcover. No dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Library markings. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. Bookseller Inventory # 1504070110
Book Description Follett Publishing, Chicago, 1968. First edition. 61 pp., 8vo. Cloth-patterned paper over boards, in illustrated dust-jacket (featuring one of Harry Callahan's Eleanor photographs). Poems by Bill Knott, published under the pseudonym "Saint Geraud." Volume One of the Big Table Series of Younger Poets. Scarce first book by this always provocative poet; the back cover blurb reads, "Of himself the author says: 'Bill Knott (1940-1966) is a virgin and a suicide.'" A lovely copy; the book as new and seemingly unread, the jacket very lightly scuffed but otherwise fine. Bookseller Inventory # 3820
Book Description Big Table / Follett Publishing, Chicago and New York, 1968. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: very good +. First edition. 8vo. First edition of Bill Knott's first book of poems written under this alias of Saint Geraud. A thin band of sunning to lower board edges else a clean very good copy in handsome unclipped dustwrapper. 61 pp. Published as Volume One in the Big Table Series of Younger Poets. Bookseller Inventory # 20210