Lucent Fire: New & Selected Poems
Author: Patricia Spears Jones
Publisher: White Pine Press (2015)
"Vibrant with the intensity of blues singers."
–Feminist Bookstore News
"Patricia Spears Jones is a cosmopolitan blues goddess alive on the wind stream of transnational homemade intimate gossip. Her poems are a highly effective antidote to living in a country where caring seems to have been placed on the Endangered Activities list."
"Patricia Spears Jones reminds me of those wisecracking, foolproof women in the old films she so lovingly dissects—the ones whose dead-sure, replenishing humor and never-fail good sense causes the audience to sit up and clap."
"She has given us a world where music and brains are allowed to co-exist with instinct, where the lyric and the literal may dwell without eyeing the other with suspicion."