Rodney Jones

  • Primary Language

    You must understand, long after the talking. ends, some voices. remain and ghost. inside you in layers. like the voices you. remember…

  • Cathedral

    Over time it occurs to me. I am building a shed that will burn. Footer and sill, whatever I do. flames blue and translates to ash. The nail…

  • Sovereign Joy

    Hear the author read this poem (in RealAudio) On the John Deere he felt inaugurated,freshly minted, risen to eminence.He could hit the left…

  • Raccoon Time

    RACCOON TIME by Rodney Jones. Perhaps, in searching for a den, it had squeezed through. The terra-cotta pipe atop the chimney and dropped. In…

  • Plea for Forgiveness

    PLEA FOR FORGIVENESS by Rodney Jones. The old man William Carlos Williams, who had been. famous for kindness. And for bringing to our…

  • On Pickiness

    When the first mechanical picker had stripped the field, It left such a copious white dross of disorderly wispiness. That my mother could not…

  • Two Poems

    First Coca-Cola. Maybe a sin, indecent for sure--dope, The storekeeper called it. Everyone agreed. That Manuel Lawrence, who drank. Through the…


The 86-Year-Old Farmer Who Won't Quit

A filmmaker returns to his hometown to profile the patriarch of a family farm


Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."


Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."


An Ingenious 360-Degree Time-Lapse

Watch the world become a cartoonishly small playground


The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."



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