David St. John is the author of eleven collections of poetry, including Study for the World's Body (1994), which was nominated for the National Book Award, and more recently the The Auroras (2012), The Window (2014), and The Last Troubadour: Selected and New Poems (2017). St. John is also the author of a volume of essays, interviews and reviews entitled Where the Angels Come Toward Us (1995) and is coeditor of American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry (2009). Jane Mead is the author of five collections of poetry: The Lord and the General Din of the World (1996), The House of Poured-Out Waters (2001), The Usable Field (2008), Money Money Money Water Water Water (2014), and World of Mad and Unmade (2016).
For its first event of the year, Marin Poetry Center hosts a reading by poets David St. John and Jane Mead. St. John, based in Venice, is the author of a dozen books including “The Last Troubadour: Selected and New Poems” (2017). Mead, who lives in Northern California, was the longtime poet-in-residence at Wake Forest University and is the author of five books including “World of Made and Unmade.”