Chatham University

Falk School of Sustainability

Faculty and Staff

 

Sheryl St. Germain

sstgermain@chatham.edu
Program Director and Professor

Hometown : New Orleans, LA
Joined Chatham : 2005

Academic Areas of Interest

Poetry; Creative Nonfiction and Essay Writing; Nature, Environmental and Travel Writing

Personal Areas of Interest

Jazz, New Orleans rhythm and blues, alt country music, gardening, gumbo

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Biography

A native of New Orleans, Sheryl St. Germain has taught creative writing at The University of Texas at Dallas, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Knox College and Iowa State University. She currently directs the MFA program in Creative Writing at Chatham University where she also teaches poetry and creative nonfiction. Her work has received several awards, including two NEA Fellowships, an NEH Fellowship, the Dobie-Paisano Fellowship, the Ki Davis Award from the Aspen Writers Foundation, and most recently the William Faulkner Award for the personal essay. Her books include Going Home, The Mask of Medusa, Making Bread at Midnight, How Heavy the Breath of God, and The Journals of Scheherazade. She has also published a book of translations of the Cajun poet Jean Arceneaux, Je Suis Cadien.A book of lyric essays, Swamp Songs: the Making of an Unruly Woman, was published in 2003 by The University of Utah Press. Her most recent book is Let it Be a Dark Roux: New and Selected Poems, published by Autumn House Press in 2007.

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