Sam Truitt was born in Washington, DC, and raised there and in Tokyo, Japan. He has studied and holds degrees from Kenyon College, Brown University, and the State University of New York. He is the author of five books of poetry and been the recipient of the 2010 Howard Fellowship and,two Fund for Poetry grants and a Contemporary Poetry Award fromthe University of Georgia. Books in the Vertical Elegies series include Street Mete, The Section, Three Works andAnamorphosis Eisenhowe; and
Dick: A Vertical Elegy is Lunar Chandelier Press (2014), His works in digital language arts include“transverse,” “shaft/state state/shaft,” “Days” and “Dick: An Oblique Kennedy Conspiracy Countdown,” an audio-visual interpretation. He co-edited with Anne Gorrick, an anthology of innovative poetry from the Hudson River Valley, In/filtration (Station Hill, 2016). Sam Truitt has worked as a stagehand, audio technician, private investigator, carpenter, teacher and is currently a guest lecturer at Bard College and the Executive Director of Station Hill of Barrytown in the Hudson Valley, where he lives with his wife and daughters.