In a recent poem by David St. John, a mysterious “she” passes along the street and leaves the night air around her “tense, trembling with clarity.” Lush, charged—St. John’s poems have been compared with the films of Godard and the poetry of the young T.S. Eliot. He is the author of six books of poetry, including Prism (Arctos Press, 2002), Study for the World's Body: New and Selected Poems (1994), No Heaven (1985), and Hush (1976).
Click here to listen to David St. John read his poem “Chapter Forever” at the Folger on October 29, 2001.