Individual Author Record
Name: Richard JonesPen Name: None Genre: Born: August 8, 1953 in London, England Sites:
Illinois ConnectionRichard Jones has been on the faculty at DePaul University in Chicago since 1987. He currently lives in Evanston.
Biographical and Professional InformationRichard Jones was born in London, England and came to the United States when he was a year old. He is a notable contemporary poet and is the author of several books of poems. Jones is the editor of the literary journal Poetry East and a professor of English, he is the director of the creative writing program at DePaul University in Chicago.
- At Last We Enter Paradise, Copper Canyon, 1991
- A Perfect Time, Copper Canyon Press, 1994
- 48 Questions, Tebot Bach, 1998
- The Blessing: New & Selected Poems, Cooper Canyon, 2000
- The Stone It Lives On, Adastra Press, 2000
- Apropos of Nothing, Copper Canyon Press, 2006
Titles At Your Library
At Last We Enter Paradise
ISBN: 1556590423 Copper Canyon Press. 1991
Poetry East editor Jones' second collection is an ambitious, symphonic collection of poems on grief, loss, and human separateness.
A Perfect Time
ISBN: 1556590687 Copper Canyon Press. 2000 Book by Jones, Richard
ISBN: 0941017303 Bombshelter Press. 1998
The Blessing: New & Selected Poems
ISBN: 1556591438 Copper Canyon Press. 2000
Gathering over one hundred previously uncollected and new poems, together with four previous books, The Blessing provides a necessary overview of a surprising and deceptively accessible poet.
"Skillful, direct, and surprisingly delicate."-The Village Voice
Richard Jones was born in London and educated at the University of Virginia. His first book of poetry, Country of Air (Copper Canyon Press, 1986), won the Posner Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers. He published At Last We Enter Paradise in 1991 and Perfect Time in 1994.
Jones has edited Poetry East since 1979 and has edited two critical anthologies Poetry and Politics and Of Solitude and Silence: Writings on Robert Bly. He is a professor at DePaul University in Chicago.
The Stone It Lives On
ISBN: 0938566830 Adastra Press. 2000 The sixteen poems contained in Richard Jones's new chapbook, THE STONE IT LIVES ON, each call up a twinge of loss from tragedies that range from the historic to the everyday. Of Jones's poetry, Sam Hamill has said, Richard Jones is one of the most vital and compelling voices of his generation. His art is so skillfully subtle as to become almost transparent, while his poetry opens a luminous world. Author of AT LAST WE ENTER PARADISE, COUNTRY OF AIR, PERFECT TIME, and SONNETS -- all available from SPD -- Richard Jones teaches at DePaul University and edits the journal Poetry East. Perfectbound.
Apropos of Nothing
ISBN: 155659237X Copper Canyon Press. 2006
“Jones can be stunning, effortlessly finding the right tone. This is instinctive poetry, combining bluntness with reserve.”—The Village Voice
“Richard Jones... demonstrates an ability both to transform into affirmation the tragedies of personal experience and to extract from them a more universal truth.”—Library Journal
“Richard Jones is a poet of the heart.”—Poetry
Richard Jones is a poet of uncommon perceptual gifts and emotional depth. Long admired for his storytelling and candid, unadorned diction, Jones mines daily life to reveal our quietest moments and best selves.
Tonight, looking for the answer,
Richard Jones is the author of six books of poetry and founding editor of Poetry East. Anthologized in Garrison Keillor’s Good Poems and Billy Collins’s Poetry 180, his poems have been featured on National Public Radio, BBC Radio, and The Writer’s Almanac. He lives in Chicago.