Poetry. Richard Jones examines the details of daily life as though through a child's eyes, taking in every wondrous moment as if time were nonexistent, yet with the intensely painful understanding that the elemental world of the family is fleeting. Jones, who is strongly influenced by Rilke and Keats, is a master of metaphor who can transform mundane things into sacred objects. "Jones can be stunning, effortlessly finding the right tone"--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