Richard A. Jones
I've followed Richard Jones's poetic career for years, and this culmination of his unique and complex vision is impressive. In reading the manuscript of Iowa Poems I soon tired of listing my favorites (and, as a fellow poet, envying several).
This poet is at home with philosophy, astronomy, astute observations of popular culture and places (especially Iowa, with poems that will become classics) and satiric probes of various forms of cultural madness, and he conveys great passion in his love poems.
With this book he will win new friends, admirers, and others who will be, like me, making lists of their favorites.