Poetry. In PARIS, Richard Jones establishes himself as the flâneur, walking through the city and, in turn, his own life experiences. Although Jones places his poems against a storied and legendary backdrop, the poems themselves are deeply intimate and reflective. PARIS is not a romance, but rather a spiritual pilgrimage. Thus, the reader is invited to become one with the flâneur, accompanying the poet on his journey through PARIS and through the joyful strangeness of human existence.
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