Today's poem is "The Window"
from The Window

Arctos Press

David St. John is the author of ten collections of poetry, including Study for the World’s Body: New and Selected Poems, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, as well as Where the Angels Come Toward Us, a volume of essays, interviews, and reviews. He is also the author of a previous collection of poetry from Arctos Press, entitled PRISM, with photographs by Lance Patigian. David St. John lives in Venice Beach, California.

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David St. John According to Wikipedia.

About The Window:

"David St. John’s work has been distinguished from the start by its intimacy and subtlety, and by a disturbing force, the work of an urgent sensibility and a true ear."
—W. S. Merwin

"Expressive, gestural, and image-laden, St. John’s lines fairly hum with the pleasure of their making."
The New Yorker

"Like the films of Godard and Rohmer, David St. John’s poems evoke cryptic encounters in an ultramodern, often European setting. The mood is one of pain, tension, and urgency, but there is finally the experience and the pleasure of what Mr. St. John calls ‘the most graceful of misunderstandings.’"
—John Ashbery

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