Ms. Lisa St John

New York, United States

Member Since: 12/05/2015


Lisa St. John is a published poet and former high school English Teacher. She is currently working on a memoir. Her first chapbook, Ponderings, was published by Finishing Line Press. She lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley of upstate New York. Lisa has published her poetry in 2Elizabeths, the Barbaric Yawp, Bear Creek Haiku, Misfit Magazine, The Poet’s Billow, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, The Ekphrastic Review, Albany Poets, Eyedrum Periodically, Light, Entropy Magazine, The Poetry Distillery, Poets Reading the News, and Chronogram Magazine. The poem “There Must Be a Science to This” won The Poet’s Billow’s Bermuda Triangle Contest and “Mowing the Lawn” was shortlisted for the Fish Poetry Prize and later published in Fish Anthology 2016. 'Particle Song' was a finalist for the 2017 Rash Award in Poetry by Broad River Review. Her poem “The Whens of Now” was selected as a finalist for the New Millennium Writings 44th Literary Awards. “Where is Ophelia’s Mother?” won second place in the Poetry Society of Virginia’s Sarah Lockwood Memorial Poetry Prize. Her memoir excerpt, “I Still Exist,” was published by Grief Digest Magazine. Lisa also writes two blogs, Random Mind Movements and Widows’ Words. They can be found on her website at lisachristinastjohn.com

 

 

 

Website: https://www.lisachristinastjohn.com/

Twitter Username: @lisacstjohn


Publications

  • Ponderings , Finishing Line Press (2015)

Awards

  • "Where is Ophelia's Mother?" won 2nd place in the Sarah Lockwood Memorial category of the Poetry Society of Virginia(2018)
  • “The Whens of Now” was selected as a finalist for the New Millennium Writings 44th Literary Awards(2017)
  • "Particle Song" was a finalist for the Rash Award in Poetry by Broad River Review(2017)
  • "There Must Be a Science to This" won the Poets Billow Bermuda Triangle Contest(2015)
  • “Mowing the Lawn” was shortlisted for the Fish Poetry Prize (2016)

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education English from Ottawa University (January 1995)
  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Stony Brook University (June 2010)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry