Poetry. "Richard Jones's new poems typically start out on common ground, but after only a few lines, a seemingly effortless shift occurs that transports his reader into magical realms of the spirit and imagination, some serene, others sorrowful. Jones is a poet who not only knows that the world around us is full of secret gates but has a key that fits every one he tries. Rarely in poetry has clarity served as a springboard into such stunning, sweetly rendered, and utterly believable fantasies. AVALON had me locked in; I could hardly wait to get to the next poem."—Billy Collins
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