Physically grounded in the American South and Southwest, the poems in Are We There Yet? chart the poet's psychic and spiritual journey through the regions of youth and maturity, faith and uncertainty, innocence and experience, and past and present, reflecting the contrarieties of time and its incompleteness. These lyrics depict an unfolding emotional dialectica—a struggle, where moments and events are held up and analyzed for clues about how we stand firm amid the velocity of circumstance and experience.
ROGER JONES teaches in the MFA creative writing program at Texas State University. He is author of two previous collections, and his work has appeared regularly over the past thirty years in various journals, including Iowa Review, Southern Poetry Review, Hawaii Review, Texas Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, Modern Haiku, and many others. He is married, with two children, and lives in San Marcos, Texas.
What Readers Are Saying:
"Roger Jones maps his journey toward home—'someone coming in, someone leaving'—a palimpsest of plenitude, long run down a blacktop road, wife keeping the pace, son and daughter easing ahead, father and mother, grandparents dropping behind, waving their future on, raised hands conferring a blessing, this family held by a faith, for now, sufficient." --Robert A. Fink