Poetry. Richard Jones's second collection is an ambitious, symphonic collection of poems on grief, loss, and human separateness. He develops rhythms of natural conversation and a relaxed tone, adding narrative and a sharp eye for detail, to produce a poetry rich with parable-like, aphoristic wisdom. Jones orders moments of mundane experience to reveal uncommon perception, going beneath the superficial to explore daily epiphanies that might otherwise be overlooked.
Richard Jones is the author of several books of poetry, including COUNTRY OF AIR (Copper Canyon Press, 1986), The Blessing, APRPOS OF NOTHING (Copper Canyon Press, 2006), STRANGER ON EARTH (Copper Canyon Press, 2018), and AVALON (Green Linden Press, 2020). He is also the award-winning editor of Poetry East and over the last four decades has curated its many anthologies, including The Last Believer in Words, Bliss, Origins, Wider than the Sky, and London.Author City: CHICAGO, IL USA