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General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Poetry

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. He is also the editor of the anthology, Poetry and Politics. In 2000, he published a compact disc, Body and Soul, in which he discusses the art of poetry. He is editor of the literary journal, Poetry East, and its many anthologies, including, The Last Believer in Words and Bliss. He is currently professor of English at DePaul University in Chicago, where he has taught since 1987.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- """The Blessing"""

-- *Society of Midland Authors Award for Poetry, 2000


-- """Country of Air"""

-- *Posner Award, 1986