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Stu Levitan celebrates National Poetry Month by welcoming Professor Richard Jones of DePaul University, editor of its award-winning illustrated literary journal Poetry East, now celebrating its 100th edition and 40th anniversary. Part two of our conversation with Howard Sherman about his book Another Day’s Begun” Thornton Wilder’s Our Town in the 21st century, originally scheduled for today, will be heard later this spring.
Richard Jones is the author of sixteen books of poems, most recently his quasi-memoir of a peripatetic life, Stranger on Earth. He has been anthologized in Garrison Keillor’s Good Poems and Billy Collins’s Poetry 180, and his poems have been featured on National Public Radio, BBC Radio, and The Writer’s Almanac. His selected poems, The Blessing, won the Society of Midland Authors Award for Poetry in 2000.
It’s a pleasure to welcome to Madison Bookbeat, Prof. Richard Jones.