Author: Sheryl St. Germain

Works Published by UNT Press

The Journals of Scheherazade

— Vol. 6: of Texas Poets Series

Published: March, 1996  Pages: 96 

“Whereas poets such as Anne Sexton and Sharon Olds heartily achieve their numerous effects by shocking the reader with language formerly unacceptable within women’s discourse, Sheryl St. Germain attacks these same subject areas via a clean elegance of language and close attention to rhythm. These are not so much ‘confessional’ poems, as women are accused of writing, but works which reach the universal heart of humankind and are… worthy of a Ferlinghetti mindset in terms of social impact.” —Penelope Reedy, editor and publisher of The Redneck Review of Literature more... about The Journals of Scheherazade

How Heavy the Breath of God

— Vol. 5: of Texas Poets Series

Published: January, 1994  Pages: 96 

Looking for Grace in Ecuador I am looking for the archangels of my childhood, their pink fleshy wings like candy, the nimbuses of saints, gold as pollen, the holy mothers of children, the carpenter fathers, I am looking into the soupy eyes of dirty children, god strapped to their backs, I am looking for the grace to wash sight away. more... about How Heavy the Breath of God