Jan 18 2019
David St. John and Jane Mead reading at Falkirk

David St. John and Jane Mead reading at Falkirk

Presented by Marin Poetry Center and Downtown San Rafael Arts District at Falkirk Cultural Center

David St. John has won many significant prizes, including both the Rome Fellowship and the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the O.B. Hardison Prize for teaching and poetic achievement from the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the George Drury Smith Lifetime Achievement Award from Beyond Baroque.

He 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 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 co-editor of American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry (2009). He teaches at the University of Southern California.


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).

Mead is the recipient of awards and fellowships from the Lannan, Whiting, and Guggenheim foundations. She has taught at Colby College, Washington University, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was for many years poet-in-residence at Wake Forest University.

Mead is currently on the faculty of the Drew University Low-Residency MFA program.

Admission Info

Free admission

Phone: 415-485-3328

Email: events@marinpoetrycenter.org

Additional time info:

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Dates & Times

2019/01/18 - 2019/01/18

Location Info

Falkirk Cultural Center

1408 Mission Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901

Parking Info

Guests may park on the right hand side of the driveway and may also use adjacent City of San Rafael parking lots with consideration to hourly limits on certain days of the week. Saturdays and Sundays are free of most parking restrictions in these lots.

Accessibility Info

Handicapped parking and wheelchair accessibility on the first floor. Art Galleries are located on the 2nd floor and there is no ADA approved access at this time.