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University of Mississippi

Acclaimed Poet David St. John to Read as Part of Grisham Visiting Writers Series

David St. John, noted American poet, shares his writings in a free, public reading at 7 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 5) in the Overby Center Auditorium at the University of Mississippi.

St. John is part of the 2009-2010 Grisham Visiting Writers Series. He is the author of nine collections of poetry, as well as a volume of essays. His honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. St. John teaches at the University of Southern California.

A recent article in “Ploughshares” describes St. John’s work as possessing “a distinctive, elegant, sensual voice. Like most poets, he writes about love and loss, but he manages to do so in a profound and philosophical way. Still, his humor and wit, his love of word play, are always present, too.”

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