Poetry. GARDEN OF CLOUDS: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS by Peter Thabit Jones includes poems about a childhood in Eastside Swansea, favorite poets (such as Rilke, Edward Thomas, R. S. Thomas and Dylan Thomas), Elvis lookalikes, human conflict, personal loss and grief, trips to the Mojave Desert and Grand Canyon, and a selection of poems about Big Sur, California, where Peter has resided annually for two months as a writer-in-residence since 2010. In this fine collection by Peter Thabit Jones, the reader is taken on a journey of stones, precious stones, set in pebbled sequence from the depths of the mythic and real labyrinth of loss to the ultimate breakout of sunrays guiding the way to a garden of clouds filled with children happily playing. Each poem is like a gem that glistens in the reader's mind, inspiring and mystifying. Joy is the ultimate outcome.
Review @ Portsmouth Poetry
Welsh poet and dramatist Peter Thabit Jones has authored sixteen books. He has participated in festivals and conferences in America and Europe and is an annual writer- in-residence in Big Sur, California. A recipient of many awards, including the Eric Gregory Award for Poetry (The Society of Authors, London) and the Homer: European Medal of Poetry and Art, two of his dramas for the stage have premiered in America and the UK. His opera libretti for Luxembourg composer Albena Petrovic Vratchanska have premiered at the Philarmonie Luxembourg, the National Opera House Stara Zagora, and the Theatre National Du Luxembourg. Further information at www.peterthabitjones.com