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Roger Jones

Roger Jones

Born: October 1954 California, USA
Resides: Texas, USA
E-mail: RJ03 (at) txstate (dot) edu

I live in Texas and teach poetry writing at Texas State University. I have published three collections of non-haiku poetry. My haibun collection Goodbye is due to be published as an e-chapbook this year by the Snapshot Press in the UK.

Awards and Other Honors: Snapshot Press e-chapbook Award (Haibun) 2012; four nominations for Pushcart Prize; Academy of American Poets Prize.

Books Published: Remembering New London (Texas Review Press, Huntsville, TX 1981); Strata (Texas A&M Press Consortium, Huntsville, TX 1993); Are We There Yet? (Texas A&M Press Consortium, Huntsville TX, 2008). Forthcoming in 2014, Goodbye [haibun] (Snapshot Press, UK).

Selected Work
empty lawn chairs
all our serious talk
last night
Easter egg hunt
he brings back
horse apples
meteor streaks—
the warmth of the car hood
along my back
near midnight
the floor board groans
under a passing cat
rumbling ocean
old stories
circle the camp fire
follows me home
on the north wind
a red leaf

Credits: "empty lawn chairs" - Tiny Words (12 July 2013); "meteor streaks" - Wisteria 6 (July 2007); "rumbling ocean" - The Heron's Nest 9:3 (Sept. 2007); "Easter egg hunt" - The Heron's Nest 9:1 (Sept. 2007); "near midnight" - Simply Haiku (Spring 2007); "follows me home" - Lynx 26:3 (October 2011).

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