Rodney Jones, GPC 2002-2003
Rodney Jones is the author of nine books of poetry: Imaginary
Logic; Salvation Blues: 100
Poems, 1985-2005 (2007); Kingdom
of the Instant: Poems (2004); Elegy
for the Southern Drawl (1999); Things
That Happen Once (1996); Apocalyptic
Narrative (1993), and Transparent
Gestures (1989), all from Houghton Mifflin, as well as The
Unborn (Atlantic Monthly, 1985) and The
Story They Told Us of Light (Alabama,
1980). A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, his other honors include a
Fellowship, the Peter IB Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets,
the Jean Stein Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts
and Letters, a Southeast Booksellers Association Award, a Harper Lee
Award, and the 1989 National Book Critics Circle
Boomers Take the Field," "Common-Law Kundalini," "The
State-Line Stripper": Blackbird.
The Atlantic, September 2008.
“The Work of Poets,” “On the Bearing of Waitresses,”
“The Bridge,” “Ground Sense,” “A Defense of Poetry.” StorySouth.
“Mortal Sorrows,” “On Pickiness.” Poetry Out Loud.
Bio and poems at Poetry Foundation.
Video of Jones reading a set of poems.