Richard St. John’s first book of poems, The Pure Inconstancy of Grace, was published in 2005 by Truman State University Press, as first runner-up for the 2004 T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. His long poem, Shrine, was released as a chapbook in 2011. His work has also appeared in Sewanee Review, Poet Lore, and Chautauqua, as well as many other periodicals and anthologies.
St. John received degrees in English from Princeton University and the University of Virginia. In 2002, he completed a mid-career Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Kate.
He has read widely across the country, connecting not only with university and literary audiences, but also with listeners new to poetry.
For more information, please visit: www.richardstjohnpoet.com