Richard St. John oversees the administration, fundraising, community partnerships, and outreach education for a national, nonprofit literary press, based in Pittsburgh. He has twenty five years experience in the fields of nonprofit management, civic engagement, group facilitation, and community development. He has cochaired and been on a variety of community boards in Pittsburgh including the Mayor’s Zoning Advisory group, Sustainable Pittsburgh, and the Working Group on Community Development.
His experience as a Loeb Fellow led to the creation of Conversations for Common Wealth, an artsbased program that brought together diverse groups to renew their commitments to building the common good. Richard is also a poet. His book, The Pure Inconstancy of Grace, placed second for the 2004 T. S. Eliot Prize, and was published in 2005 by Truman State University Press. He holds degrees in English from Princeton University and the University of Virginia.