Kingdom of the Instant: Poems

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004 - Poetry - 112 pages
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With Kingdom of the Instant, Rodney Jones delivers a collection of poems that address both transcendent and profane aspects of the American South, art and politics, poverty and privilege. Always engaging, Jones "shows the intensity of his loving regard for every aspect of life, from the grit of the earth to the silk of the skin and all that churns in the mind" (Donna Seaman, Booklist).
  

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Like his previous volumes of poetry (e.g., Things That Happen Once), Jones's seventh book continues to explore the "happiness and tragedy" of the American South. In poems about growing up in north ... Read full review

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Contents

Keeping Time
3
Backward
39
The Music of Repose
53
Bufus
61
A Photograph in an Old Anthology
69
Divine Love
91
Moses
101
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

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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