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You can buy my first chapbook of poetry HERE at Finishing Line Press. It’s called Ponderings.



Lisa St. John is a high school English Teacher and published poet. Her newest endeavors include a memoir in progress and poetry. Her first chapbook, Ponderings, can be purchased at Finishing Line Press. She lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley of upstate New York where she calls the Catskill Mountains home. Lisa has published her poetry in the Barbaric Yawp, Bear Creek Haiku, Misfit MagazineThe Poet’s Billow,  PKA’s Advocate, The Haight Ashbury Literary Journaland Chronogram MagazineThe 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. She also has several travel articles posted on

When she is not reading or writing longer pieces, Lisa enjoys thinking out loud on her blog, Random Mind Movements.



Personal Bio:

I read. I write. I teach. I learn.
I write poetry and short stories and blog posts. I am working on a memoir. I have a BA in Secondary Education-English, an MA in Liberal Studies, and I am always in the process of accumulating various credits. I also have a random degree in visual arts.

I live in the rural northeast, and I used to live in the Arizona desert.

a boa constrictor digesting an elephantI was married to the man of my dreams who died of cancer on Thanksgiving of 2012.

I have a beautiful, thirty-something son who amazes me on a regular basis.

I have sisters of blood and sisters of heart. Sometimes they are the same person.




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