I am a writer and reader and teacher and forever student.
I have one chapbook of poetry, Ponderings, available here or at Finishing Line Press. I am in the process of writing a memoir about my late husband's long illness and eventual death from cancer. It is a story of my truce with grief.
WHAT'S UP NEXT?Check out The Poetry Distillery's latest gorgeous echapbook.
Reading of my three poems below.
My reading of Li-Young Lee's "Praise Them." Buy the book, BOOK OF MY NIGHTS, from a local bookstore like postmarkbooks.net
August 1-30, 2020
Poetic Licence Exhibition
Arts Society of Kingston
August 21, 1:00-2:00
IWWG Friday Freewrite
Making Time for Words: The Power of Poetry with Lisa St. John
November 18, 2018
Poetry & Art Reading "Your Dreams Settle Over My Sleep: Poetry Inspired by Art, Art Inspired by Poetry" Wired Gallery 11 Mohonk Rd High Falls NY
September 8, 2018
Open Mic Reading 2pm
Golden Notebook Upstairs Reading Room
29 Tinker St Woodstock NY 12498
September 28, 2018,
Annual Public Reading by the Stone Ridge Library Writers 7-9 p.m. Marbletown Community Center,
Stone Ridge, NY. Refreshments will be served
April 15 The International Women's Writing Guild Spring Big Apple 2018: Women, Creativity & Craft: Write, Pitch, Publish!
April 28 The Poetry Society of Virginia's Annual Contest Award Ceremony
June 10 Online Book Club Showcase (My online Poetry Book Club starts in October.)
Ponderings by Lisa St. John is a powerful look into the relationship between mother and daughter. Here is a poet who is not afraid of confrontation, and her courageous poems revisit the past where "There is something to be said for learning in a world of daughters. I am proud of my scars because they came from my mother. Ma, I never meant to love you."
Leah Maines Publisher, Finishing Line