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Rodney Jones

Rodney Jones
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901

Hometown: Hartselle, AL


  • Poetry

Publications and Awards

The Art of Heaven, Houghton Mifflin, 2011
Twelve Fables Set in the Shawnee Hills, Red Hydra Press, 2010
Salvation Blues, Houghton Mifflin, 2006
Kingdom of the Instant, Houghton Mifflin, 2002
Elegy for the Southern Drawl, Houghton Mifflin, 1999
Things That Happen Once: New Poems, Houghton Mifflin, 1996
Apocalyptic Narrative and Other Poems, Houghton Mifflin, 1993
Transparent Gestures, Houghton Mifflin, 1989
The Unborn, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1985
The Story They Told Us of Light, University of Alabama Press, 1980
Going Ahead, Looking Back, Southbound Books, 1977

The Oxford Book of American Poetry
Best American Poetry
And others.

The Atlantic Monthly
American Poetry Review
The Kenyon Review
The New Yorker
And others.

Literary Awards:
Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize, 2006
Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Year, 2003
Finalist, Pulitzer Prize, 1999
Finalist, Los Angeles Time Poetry Award, 1996
National Book Critics Circle Award, 1989
Fellowship, Guggenheim Foundation
Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts
Jean Stein Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters
Lavan Award, Academy of American Poets

More Information

Gives readings: Yes
Travels to readings: Yes
Conducts workshops: N/A
Available for interviews: Yes

  • ASCA
  • AHA
  • SCAC
  • DYS