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