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The Pure Inconstancy of Grace

The Pure Inconstancy of Grace

by Richard St. John
The Pure Inconstancy of Grace

The Pure Inconstancy of Grace

by Richard St. John


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Master craftsman Richard St. John eloquently illuminates the human condition in surprising and profound ways in this collection of poems. He finds genuine grace in the midst of suffering and despair as well as in mundane moments of daily life. These are powerful poems with clear-eyed empathy and uncanny insight.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781087966397
Publisher: Richard V. St. John
Publication date: 06/01/2021
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.23(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 A portion of his literary materials have been archived at University of Pittsburgh library system.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:

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