Anna Journey & David St. John

Poets David St. John and Anna Journey will be moving from Los Angeles to Richmond, Virginia, in June. Come celebrate their years in Venice by joining us for a casual evening of poetry and tacos on the patio!

David St. John has been honored with many prizes, including both The Rome Fellowship and The Award in Literature from The American Academy of Arts and Letters; the O. B. Hardison Prize from The Folger Shakespeare Library; and the George Drury Smith Lifetime Achievement Award from Beyond Baroque. He is the author of twelve collections of poetry, most recently, The Last Troubadour: New and Selected Poems. He first moved to Venice in June, 1987.

Anna Journey is the author of the poetry collections The Judas Ear (2022), The Atheist Wore Goat Silk (2017), and Vulgar Remedies (2013), all from LSU Press, and If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting (University of Georgia Press, 2009), which was selected by Thomas Lux for the National Poetry Series. She’s also published the essay collection An Arrangement of Skin (Counterpoint, 2017). Her poems appear in The New Yorker, The Kenyon Review, FIELD, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. Journey has received fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Yaddo. She’s an associate professor of English at the University of Southern California.