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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Richard Jones is a poet of uncommon perceptual gifts and emotional depth. Long admired for his storytelling and candid, unadorned diction, Jones mines daily life to reveal our quietest moments and best selves.

"The Answer:"
Tonight, looking for the answer,
I must have killed an hour
flipping through philosophy and poetry books,
every few minutes opening and reading a different title.
I anxiously searched all the places I keep books-
looking in the kitchen, the boys' rooms,
checking the laundry room and workshop,
before going outside finally to the curb
to search through books tossed
in the backseat of the car.
Snow fell straight down in windless silence.
The keys in my left hand jingled like very small bells.
I stopped and tried to remember
what I'd come into the night looking for.

Review:

"Jones can be stunning, effortlessly finding the right tone. This is instinctive poetry, combining bluntness with reserve." The Village Voice

Review:

"Richard Jones...demonstrates an ability both to transform into affirmation the tragedies of personal experience and to extract from them a more universal truth." Library Journal

Review:

"Richard Jones is a poet of the heart." Poetry

Synopsis:

Richard Jones's lucid poems sanctify life's quietest moments and are as perfect and necessary as birdsong.

Synopsis:

"Jones can be stunning, effortlessly finding the right tone. This is instinctive poetry, combining bluntness with reserve."-The Village Voice

"Richard Jones... demonstrates an ability both to transform into affirmation the tragedies of personal experience and to extract from them a more universal truth."-Library Journal

"Richard Jones is a poet of the heart."-Poetry

Richard Jones is a poet of uncommon perceptual gifts and emotional depth. Long admired for his storytelling and candid, unadorned diction, Jones mines daily life to reveal our quietest moments and best selves.

"The Answer":

Tonight, looking for the answer,

I must have killed an hour

flipping through philosophy and poetry books,

every few minutes opening and reading a different title.

I anxiously searched all the places I keep books-

looking in the kitchen, the boys'rooms,

checking the laundry room and workshop,

before going outside finally to the curb

to search through books tossed

in the backseat of the car.

Snow fell straight down in windless silence.

The keys in my left hand jingled like very small bells.

I stopped and tried to remember

what I'd come into the night looking for.

Richard Jonesis the author of six books of poetry and founding editor of Poetry East. Anthologized in Garrison Keillor's Good Poemsand Billy Collins's Poetry 180, his poems have been featured on National Public Radio, BBC Radio, and The Writer's Almanac. He lives in Chicago.

About the Author

Richard Jones is the author of six books of poetry and founding editor of Poetry East. Anthologized in Garrison Keillor's Good Poems and Billy Collins's Poetry 180, his poems have been featured on National Public Radio, BBC Radio, and The Writer's Almanac. He lives in Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556592379
Author:
Jones, Richard
Publisher:
Copper Canyon Press
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.2 in 5 oz

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Product details 96 pages Copper Canyon Press - English 9781556592379 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Jones can be stunning, effortlessly finding the right tone. This is instinctive poetry, combining bluntness with reserve."
"Review" by , "Richard Jones...demonstrates an ability both to transform into affirmation the tragedies of personal experience and to extract from them a more universal truth."
"Review" by , "Richard Jones is a poet of the heart."
"Synopsis" by ,
Richard Jones's lucid poems sanctify life's quietest moments and are as perfect and necessary as birdsong.
"Synopsis" by , "Jones can be stunning, effortlessly finding the right tone. This is instinctive poetry, combining bluntness with reserve."-The Village Voice

"Richard Jones... demonstrates an ability both to transform into affirmation the tragedies of personal experience and to extract from them a more universal truth."-Library Journal

"Richard Jones is a poet of the heart."-Poetry

Richard Jones is a poet of uncommon perceptual gifts and emotional depth. Long admired for his storytelling and candid, unadorned diction, Jones mines daily life to reveal our quietest moments and best selves.

"The Answer":

Tonight, looking for the answer,

I must have killed an hour

flipping through philosophy and poetry books,

every few minutes opening and reading a different title.

I anxiously searched all the places I keep books-

looking in the kitchen, the boys'rooms,

checking the laundry room and workshop,

before going outside finally to the curb

to search through books tossed

in the backseat of the car.

Snow fell straight down in windless silence.

The keys in my left hand jingled like very small bells.

I stopped and tried to remember

what I'd come into the night looking for.

Richard Jonesis the author of six books of poetry and founding editor of Poetry East. Anthologized in Garrison Keillor's Good Poemsand Billy Collins's Poetry 180, his poems have been featured on National Public Radio, BBC Radio, and The Writer's Almanac. He lives in Chicago.

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