No Words? –
Mar. 9, 2018 – Acclaimed poet Sheryl St. Germain is a college professor whose son died of a heroin overdose in 2014, after a long struggle with drug abuse. He was 30 years old. St. Germain directs the master’s program in creative writing at Chatham University and is co-founder of the writing initiative Words Without Walls, a writing program for inmates at the Allegheny County Jail and residential drug-and-alcohol treatment facility Sojourner House. She confronts the experience of her son’s death in her new poetry collection, The Small Door of Your Death, released through Autumn House Press. She spoke with 90.5 WESA’s Bill O’Driscoll.