Richard Jones

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General Information

Name: Richard Jones

Pen Name: None

Born: August 8, 1953 in London, England


Illinois Connection

Richard Jones has been on the faculty at DePaul University in Chicago since 1987. He currently lives in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Richard 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.

Published Works

  • 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 for Purchase and at Your Library

At Last We Enter Paradise

ISBN: 1556590423
Release Date: 1991-07-01

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A Perfect Time

ISBN: 1556590687
Release Date: 2000-09-01

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48 questions

ISBN: 0941017303
Release Date: 1998

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The Blessing: New & Selected Poems

ISBN: 1556591438
Release Date: 2000-04-01

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The Stone It Lives On

ISBN: 0938566830
Release Date: 2000-01-01

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Apropos of Nothing

ISBN: 155659237X
Release Date: 2006-04-01

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Literary Awards

Society of Midland Authors Award for Poetry in 2000 for Blessing: New and Selected Poems

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes

External Links

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