Rodney Jones


Rodney Jones is the author of seven collections, including Transparent Gestures (Houghton Mifflin) and Elegy for the Southern Drawl (Houghton Mifflin). His new and selected Salvation Blues: One Hundred Poems, 1985-2005 will appear from Houghton Mifflin in the spring of 2006. 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. Jones is a professor of English at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

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