Richard St. John, poet

(photo by Ruth E.Hendricks)

Richard St. John is a nationally-published poet whose newest collection of poetry, Book of Entangled Souls, was published in June 2022 by Broadstone Books. His other books include Each Perfected Name (Truman State University Press, 2015), 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), and Shrine (a long poem released as a chapbook in 2011).

His work has also appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies. He has read widely across the country, connecting not only with literary audiences but with listeners new to poetry. You can hear or read some of Rick’s poems and see reviews by clicking Media.

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