S198. A Tribute to Bill Knott (1940–2014)

Room 207B, Washington Convention Center, Level Two
Saturday, February 11, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Knott was a highly original American poet, sometimes controversial, often reclusive. The panelists, Knott’s students, colleagues, and publishers, read his poems and comment on his life and work. The poems are selected from I Am Flying into Myself: The Selected Poems of Bill Knott. This book includes poems from his earliest volumes, when he wrote under the name of St. Geraud (1940–1966), through unpublished poems from the last decade of his life.


Denise Duhamel’s most recent book of poetry is Scald. Her other titles include Blowout; Ka-Ching!; Two and Two; Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems; and Kinky. The recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, Duhamel is a professor at FlU in Miami.

Jonathan Galassi is president and publisher of Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

John Skoyles is poetry editor of Ploughshares and teaches at Emerson College. His latest books include Suddenly It’s Evening: Selected Poems; Inside Job; and A Moveable Famine: A Life in Poetry.

David Rivard

Stuart Dischell


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Washington State Convention Center