Ancient Lights: Selected Poems

Ancient Lights: Selected Poems

by Dick Jones


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In English property law, "Ancient Lights" refers to an easement on natural light: windows that have been around for more than 20 years may not be blocked. In Dick Jones' Ancient Lights, windows admit light of fierce intensity, undimmed by the passing of decades and the rampant growth of contemporary distractions, and colored by the poet's personal or ancestral framing. The effect can be dazzling.

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ISBN-13: 9780986690969
Publisher: Phoenicia Publishing
Publication date: 04/03/2012
Pages: 110
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Initially wooed by the First World War poets and then seduced by the Beats, Dick Jones has been exploring the vast territories in between since the age of 15.

Dick's work has been published in a number of magazines, print and online, including Orbis, The Interpreter's House, Poetry Ireland Review, Qarrtsiluni, Westwords, Mipoesias, Three Candles, Other Poetry, Rattlesnake and Ouroboros Review, and in several print anthologies, including Sing Freedom! (Amnesty International), Brilliant Coroners (Phoenicia Publishing), and Words of Power (qarrtsiluni/Phoenicia). His chapbook, Wavelengths, was a finalist in the 2009 qarrtsiluni chapbook contest, and he was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2010 for his poem, "Sea of Stars."

In addition to thirty-five years of teaching drama in progressive schools, Dick Jones has been an avid musician all his life, playing bass guitar in rock, blues, and folk bands. He lives outside London with his wife and children, and blogs at Dick Jones' Patteran Pages,

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