Contributor Bios

Cheryl St. Germain

Sheryl St. Germain is a poet and writer whose work has received several awards, including two NEA Fellowships, an NEH Fellowship, and the William Faulkner award for the personal essay. Her most recent books are Swamp Songs: the Making of an Unruly Woman, a memoir about growing up in Louisiana, and Let it Be a Dark Roux: New and Selected Poems, published in 2007 by Autumn House Press. Born and raised in New Orleans, she has written extensively about the culture and environment of Louisiana. She directs the MFA Creative Writing Program at Chatham College in Pittsburgh.