Beyond Baroque Reopening Weekend: Anna Journey and David St. John

Join us for our reopening weekend! We're hosting an in-person reading with poets Anna Journey and David St. John in celebration of Journey’s new collection of poems, The Judas Ear, out this March from LSU Press. Journey's collection has been described as "lush and visceral, her humor warm and sly, and her sensibility metes out tenderness and grotesquerie in equal parts. Like the ear-shaped mushroom named for a biblical betrayer, the poems in The Judas Ear can shift suddenly from wit to pathos, from seductiveness to danger, with a generosity of vision that is at once wise and revelatory." Journey will read from ˆThe Judas Ear, while St. John will read from his in-progress poetry collection, The Sketchbook.

In-person at Beyond Baroque. All attendees must show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination and an ID. Masks are required.

Anna Journey is the author of the poetry collections The Judas EarThe Atheist Wore Goat SilkVulgar Remedies, and If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting, which was selected by Thomas Lux for the National Poetry Series, and the essay collection An Arrangement of Skin. She is an associate professor of English at the University of Southern California.

David St. John is the author of twelve collections of poetry, most recently, The Last Troubadour: New & Selected Poems. He is chair of English at The University of Southern California and a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets.