Poetry. In his first full-length collection, Ted Jonathan delivers up poems and stories out of a gritty urban reality that are as raw and original as the characters and streets from which they come. Jonathan weaves the language of the street into a rhythmic frenzy that pleases the ear in both his poetry and prose. He uses this lyricism like the stealth of a cat bringing its owner a mouse to seek a greater understanding of things like violent childhood icons, poker games, and hookers and lays that understanding at the feet of the reader as proof of life. BONES & JOKES is savage, joyous, profound and dead on funny, but behind it all is a gentle love and clear sanity that makes it all memorable.
Ted Jonathan is a poet and short story writer. Born and raised in the Bronx, he now lives in New Jersey. His poems and stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies. Translations of his work have appeared in Russian magazines. He's been nominated for a Pushcart Prize twice. His chapbook Spiked Libido was published by Neukeia Press. His full-length collections of poems and short stories, BONES & JOKES and RUN were published by NYQ Books (2009, 2016). Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA