Poetry. In A PERFECT TIME, Richard Jones invokes the essential joy, suffering, and spiritual awakening of the attentive life. Jones 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. Whether coming home to and his house burglarized, weeping over a nineteenth-century novel while riding a train through the Italian countryside, or simply cooking tomato soup in a yellow pot, he writes from a calm interior in deceptively simple, elegant language. Jones orders moments of mundane experience to reveal uncommon perceptio9n, going beneath the superficial to explore daily epiphanies that might otherwise be overlooked. His is a strange, beautiful and fabulous world.
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