Evan Jones brings and exciting new voice to Canadian poetry. His lyrical style shapes a contemporary mood with mythic echoes, marrying the mysterious with the mundane and revealing the stark oppositio
Evan Jones brings and exciting new voice to Canadian poetry. His lyrical style shapes a contemporary mood with mythic echoes, marrying the mysterious with the mundane and revealing the stark oppositions and sharp distances in our everyday lives.
Nothing Fell Today But Rain includes a variety of forms which draw on geography and a sense of place as its poetic resource. Jones approaches love and longing, and joy and regret with a cool optimism warmed by erotic undercurrents. His sharp prose evokes rivers and highways, bedrooms and telephones, city streets and lake mosquitoes. Yet wherever he takes us, we always return - to the unexpected.
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"The range of Jones's imaginations is mythic, linguistic, historical, geographical. His poems extend our world, and include it, all this through a shaped and generous fury of perception and language. Evan Jones give us, with just the slightest smile, the reality of the surreal,"
Evan Jones edited New Canadian Poetry, Introductions: Poets Present Poets and most recently, Opening the Island, Anne Compton's debut collection of poetry. His work has appeared in Descant, the Malahat Review, and Queen Street Quarterly. Nothing Fell Today But Rain is Jones's debut collection of poetry.
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Nominee, Governor General's Literary Awards for Poetry, 2003