Eleanor St. James
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Eleanor St. James is a poet and educator who, after a temporary stay of 26 years in the Pacific Northwest, has returned to her beloved Stinson Beach, a small town in the San Francisco Bay Area couched between the Pacific Ocean and Mount Tamalpais. There she is slowly getting used to the idea of writing full-time while working part-time at the local bookstore, attending writers' groups in the general vicinity and taking long walks on the beach, notebook and pen in pocket. The joyous years spent in the classroom teaching literature, art history and creative writing have left their mark and continue to influence her work.
Her poetry has been published in various literary and art magazines, including New Millennium Writings and Exhibition. While she delights in giving public readings, two readings in 2014 stand out: a reading of art-inspired poems with accompanying projected images and a playback performance of one of her longer pieces by Threshold Ensemble of Seattle. She is currently engaged in assembling a collection of ekphrastic poetry and writing her first play.
Winning Entry: Museum Visitation
Contest Won: Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest 2014, Honorable Mention, Margaret Reid