A Reading by David St. John and Anna Journey
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, 7 p.m.
Location: Memorial Union Pima Auditorium (MU 230) ASU
Cost: Free of charge and open to the public
The Creative Writing Program in the Department of English at ASU presents a reading by poets David St. John and Anna Journey. The couple will read from their latest work at this event held in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of ASU’s Creative Writing Program. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the reading will begin at 7 p.m. A book signing and reception will take place from 8-9 p.m.
David St. John has been honored, over the course of his career, with many of the most significant prizes for poets, including both the Rome Fellowship and the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the O. B. Hardison Prize (a career award for teaching and poetic achievement) from The Folger Shakespeare Library, and the George Drury Smith Lifetime Achievement Award from Beyond Baroque. He is the author of eleven collections of poetry (including Study for the World’s Body, nominated for The National Book Award in Poetry), most recently the collections, The Auroras and The Window, as well as a volume of essays, interviews and reviews entitled Where the Angels Come Toward Us. He is also the co-editor of American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry. David St. John has written libretti for the opera, THE FACE, and for the choral symphony, THE SHORE. He lives in Venice Beach, California.
Anna Journey is the author of the poetry collections Vulgar Remedies (Louisiana State University Press, 2013) and If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting (University of Georgia Press, 2009), which was selected by Thomas Lux for the National Poetry Series. Her poems have been published in American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, Blackbird, FIELD, The Kenyon Review, and The Southern Review. Her creative nonfiction appears in AGNI, The Antioch Review, Brevity, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, and Utne Reader, and her criticism appears in American Poetry Review, FIELD, Kenyon Review Online, Parnassus, and Plath Profiles. Journey has received fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the Corporation of Yaddo, the National Endowment for the Arts, and elsewhere. Journey holds a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Houston, as well as a BFA. in Art Education and an MFA. in Creative Writing, both from Virginia Commonwealth University. She lives in Venice, California.