I am a writer and reader and teacher, and forever student.

My chapbook of poetry, Ponderings, is available here or at Finishing Line Press. My full-length book of poetry, Swallowing Stones, is forthcoming from Kelsay Books. My memoir, The Dead Folder, is currently looking for representation.


What a FABULOUS cover for my upcoming book of poetry from Kelsay Books!













I currently co-host the Featured Author and Open Mic events for The International Women's Writing Guild. You can find the dates HERE.


My most recent publications:

Glassworks Magazine Issue 25







August 1-30, 2020  Poetic Licence Exhibition
Arts Society of Kingston

Artwork by Terry Murray


Arts Mid-Hudson presents

Opening Reception and Poetry Reading:

April 22, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Check out The Poetry Distillery's latest echapbook. 

My poem DINNER artwork by Anna GIlmore

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