Quotes by Bill Knott

"If you are still alive when you read this,
close your eyes. I am
under their lids, growing black."

"From heart to heart
a heartbeat staggers, looking for a haven.
Bereft. It is easier to enter heaven
than to pass through each others' eyes"

"The only response
to a child’s grave is
to lie down before it and play dead."

Books by Bill Knott

  • Becos: Poems
  • 22 ratings
  • April 28th 1983 by Vintage Books USA

    (first published 1983)

  • Outremer
  • 15 ratings
  • October 28th 1989 by Univ of Iowa Pr

    (first published January 1st 1989)

Bill Knott
  • Bill Knott

  • Born: Carson City, Michigan, The United States.

  • Description: Bill Knott spent most of his youth in Chicago. He also taught poetry at Columbia College in Chicago in the early 1970s.His first book was The Naomi Poems, published in 1968, under the pseudonym Saint Giraud. His many books of poetry include Auto-necrophilia, Love Poems To Myself, Rome in Rome, The Quicken Tree, Selected and Collected Poems, and Laugh At the End of the World: Collected Comic Poems 1969–1999.He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003. He is currently an associate professor of English at Emerson College in Boston.In recent years, he has several times made all of his collected poems available for free online.