Salvation Blues: One Hundred Poems 1985-2005

by Rodney Jones

Rodney Jones has long been praised for his masterly storytelling and the bold southern voice he brings to his poetry. Salvation Blues celebrates the range and evolution of his work over a twenty-year period with one hundred selected poems -- including twenty-four bold pieces published only in this collection.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780618872268
  • ISBN-10: 0618872264
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication Date: 04/05/2007
  • Carton Quantity: 24

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  • About the Book
    Rodney Jones has long been praised for his masterly storytelling and the bold southern voice he brings to his poetry. Salvation Blues celebrates the range and evolution of his work over a twenty-year period with one hundred selected poems -- including twenty-four bold pieces published only in this collection.

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    "For most of twenty years I have been reading Rodney Jones's poems, admiring the daring of his mind and attention, the intimacy of his own articulation . . . Salvation Blues is welcome and should bring him new discoverers." --W.S. Merwin

    "[Jones] is brilliant, wise, deeply sane, incredibly knowledgeable about the craft, tender, moving, honest, and -- pure. I love reading him. He gives me hope for poetry." --Gerald Stern

    "Reading his poems [is] a continually liberating experience. This is work that really matters." --Carl Dennis

    "It's Jones's age-defying distinction to have mobilized a moral intelligence that's sufficiently vast to contain multitudes." --Book World The Washington Post

    "[Jones's Salvation Blues] must surely place him in the pantheon of great living American poets." St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    "[A] fine collection." Atlanta Journal Constitution

    "While this ample book will serve many readers as an introduction to Jones's work, it also contains surprises for his fans: 24 new poems (some of his best yet)." Publishers Weekly

    "Jones has a rich, Southern voice, disarmingly smooth, with a kick like moonshine and as satisfying as an afterglow. A master storyteller." Library Journal

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