Sheryl St. Germain



2018 Louisiana Writer Award recipient Sheryl St. Germain has published six poetry books, three essay collections, and co-edited two anthologies, for which she has received numerous awards, including two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. Her latest book, 50 Miles, a collection of essays published by Etruscan Press, offers a personal look at the toll addiction takes on family and country.

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Telling the Truth Even When It Hurts: Louisiana Memoirists Share Their Stories of Hope and Healing
with Morris Ardoin, David Armand  (moderator), and Sheryl St. Germain


50 Miles

50 Miles is a memoir in linked essays that addresses addiction and alcoholism. The book traces the life and death of the author’s son, Gray, a talented but troubled young man, to a drug overdose at thirty, as well as the author’s own recovery from substance abuse.


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