Each Perfected Name

Each Perfected Name

by Richard St John
Each Perfected Name

Each Perfected Name

by Richard St John


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The poems in Each Perfected Name are about many things: seeing the sacred in the ordinary, recalling the beloved fragility we all carry with us, and wondering what we should do in the world with the stories and symbols that shape us. These meditative, conversational, yet carefully crafted poem are about Odysseus, Aristotle, and the G-20 Summit; planets, quarks, and stars; urban landscapes, "the problem of the soul," and so much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781087967646
Publisher: Richard V. St. John
Publication date: 06/01/2021
Pages: 102
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.21(d)

About the Author

Richard St. John is the author of The Pure Inconstancy of Grace (published in 2005 by Truman State University Press, as first runner-up for the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry), Each Perfected Name (Truman State University Press, 2015), and Shrine (a long poem released as a chapbook in 2011). He enjoys connecting not only with university and literary audiences, but also with listeners new to poetry.

St. John received degrees in English from Princeton University (B.A.) and the University of Virginia (M.A.) In 2002, he completed a mid-career Loeb Fellowship for independent study at Harvard University. A portion of his literary materials have been archived at University of Pittsburgh library system.

He has worked professionally in the fields of community development and nonprofit management. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Kate. For more information, please visit his website: www.richardstjohnpoet.com.
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