Poetry. "GORGEOUS MORNING is an ingenious book-length prose poem sequence with one-word titles such as 'Attend,' 'Dread,' and 'Glean.' Each poem gathers a constellation of sentences phonetically or thematically suggested by that word. The method is reminiscent of Gertrude Stein's 'recreation of the word' in Tender Buttons, but with a richness of allusion that gives us back the world with restored freshness and attention. Alice Jones reminds us that poetry is a precise means of uncertainty, through which we renew experience without the willful attempt to clarify it. The playfulness and 'give' of the work is a great pleasure."—Paul Hoover
Alice Jones's collections of poetry from Alice James Books are The Knot, which won the Beatrice Hawley Award, and Isthmus, winner of the Jane Kenyon Chapbook Award. Extreme Directions (The fifty four moves of Tai Chi Sword) was published by Omnidawn Press. Books from Apogee Press are GORGEOUS MORNING, PLUNGE, a finalist for the Northern California Book Award in Poetry, and VAULT. Poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Poetry, Verse, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Kenyon Review, and in anthologies including Best American Poetry; Blood and Bone: Poems by Doctors; and Verse and Universe: Poems about Science. Awards include fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and the National Endowment for the Arts, the First Annual Narrative Magazine Poetry Prize, and the Robert H. Winner and Lyric Poetry Awards from the Poetry Society of America. She practices in Berkeley and is a training and supervising analyst at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.
Author City: BERKELEY, CA USA