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Name:  Richard Jones  

Pen Name: None


Born: August 8, 1953 in London, England

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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.


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