Free Book Online
Book When the Only Light Is Fire

Pdf

When the Only Light Is Fire

4.4 (1798)

Log in to rate this item

    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | When the Only Light Is Fire.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Saeed Jones(Author)

    Book details


In his debut chapbook of poetry, Saeed Jones walks on the periphery of the South, those places on the outskirts of town, in bars after midnight, and on dangerous backroads where most people keep their heads down or look the other way. Through Texas and Tennessee, Alabama and the riverbeds of the Mississippi, these poems wrap themselves in cloaks of masks and comfort; garments we learn are flammable if we stand too close to flames. D. A. Powell says of Saeed's work, "Like Aeneas carrying his father from the ruined city of Troy, Saeed Jones brings all of his beginnings--the roots and tendrils of the kudzu vines, the 'sky burned to blazing,' the lore and pain and wisdom of salvation--into a new space where art and beauty stagger the mind; where the story of transformation becomes part of the cultural body of who we are. I get shout-happy when I read these poems; they are the gospel; they are the good news of the sustaining power of imagination, tenderness and outright joy; they are the birth of a new poetry that baptizes with the Holy Spirit and with fire."

Saeed Jones, a 2010 Pushcart Prize Nominee, received his MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers University-Newark. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in publications like Bloom, Hayden's Ferry Review, StorySouth, jubilat, West Branch, Weave, The Collagist, and Linebreak. His blog, "For Southern Boys Who Consider Poetry," is dedicated to emerging queer poets of color.

3.5 (12168)
  • Pdf

*An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Formats for this Ebook

PDF
Required Software Any PDF Reader, Apple Preview
Supported Devices Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch.
# of Devices Unlimited
Flowing Text / Pages Pages
Printable? Yes

Book details

  • PDF | 44 pages
  • Saeed Jones(Author)
  • Sibling Rivalry Press, LLC (15 Nov. 2011)
  • English
  • 8
  • Poetry, Drama & Criticism

Read online or download a free book: When the Only Light Is Fire

 

Review Text


Name:
Email*:
The message text*: