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Greg Santos

Greg Santos is a Montreal-based graphic designer, poet, teacher of creative writing and the poetry editor for carte blanche, a literary magazine published by the Quebec Writers’ Federation. He holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from The New School in New York city. Santos is of Cambodian, Portuguese, and Spanish descent.



London: Eyewear Publishing, 2018.
PS8637 .A584 A6 2018

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

In Blackbirds, Greg Santos delves into the raw, private mythologies of parenthood, adoption, ethnicity, and uncertain histories. These lyrical poems bring us from Lisbon’s winding ways, to cramped Paris quarters and sacred spaces, to Cambodian street markets – all those rooms, wombs, and ruins that make up a complicated and poignant personal history. Building on the wit and charm of his previous full-length collections, here Santos brings us to a space both dark and dear.


The Emperor’s Sofa

Montreal: DC Books, 2010.
PS8637 .A584 E46 2010

Publisher’s Synopsis



Ghost Face

Montreal: DC Books, 2020.

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

In his third DC Books title, Ghost Face, Greg Santos explores what it means to have been a Cambodian infant adopted at birth by a Canadian family.

Through a uniquely playful and self-reflective series of poems that pay moving homage to his adoptive parents, and explore the fantasies of a lost family and life in Cambodia, Santos leads the reader through his visceral process of unlearning and relearning who he is and who he might become.


Rabbit Punch!

Montreal: DC Books, 2014.
PS8637 .A584 R35 2014

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

In Rabbit Punch!, Marco Polo reminisces on his friendship with Kublai Khan over deli sandwiches, Wilfred Owen and Ernest Hemingway trade war stories at Hooters, and Senator John McCain remembers that fateful day when his father took him to eat bubble gum ice cream. With punchy poems that are intimate, dark, enigmatic, playful, and surreal, peppered with pop culture figures ranging from Batman, to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Paris Hilton to  “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Rabbit Punch! delivers a poetic KO.


Greg Santos personal website

Publisher DC Books

Publisher Eyewear Publishing

Greg Santos interview with Nancy Chen Long in Poetry Matters: Poetry Book Reviews and Interviews