The poems inEach Perfected Nameare 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 poems are about Odysseus, Aristotle, and the G-20 Summit; planets, quarks, and stars; urban landscapes, “the problem of the soul,” and so much more.
|Publisher:||Truman State University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
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.