Salvation Blues: One Hundred Poems, 1985-2005

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Houghton Mifflin, 2006 - Poetry - 246 pages
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Rodney Jones has been called "the supreme example of the southern human person speaking in American poetry" (Southern Review) and one of the nation's "best, most generous, and most brilliantly readable poets" (Poetry). Salvation Blues traces the career of this popular narrative poet through one hundred choice poems, including twenty-four bold new pieces.

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WHAT CAN I SAY. RODNEY JONES IS JUST FLAT OUT MY FAVORITE POET. IF YOU CAN'T LEARN SOMETHING FROM THIS BOOK YOU AIN'T BREATHING! Read full review

Contents

Remembering Fire
3
Thoreau
10
The Laundromat at the Bay Station
16
Copyright

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RODNEY JONES, born in Alabama, is a professor of English at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Salvation Blues is his eighth book of poetry. Among his many honors, Jones was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award, a Southeast Booksellers Association Award, and a Harper Lee Award.

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