About Rick Joines

Rick Joines was born in Smokies, grew up in Nashville, and has worked and studied throughout the South. He now lives in Denton, TX. His poems and book reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Still: The Journal, Birmingham Poetry Review, The Critical Flame, The Rumpus, Southern Humanities Review, American Literary Review, Quarterly West, Tusculum Review, Contemporary Poetry Review, Byrn Mawr Classical Review, and in a chapbook, Paradeisos (Anaphora Press).

Rick Joines Has written the following articles:

Of Man & Beast: Rick Joines reviews Mark Wunderlich

Reviewed: Mark Wunderlich, The Earth Avails, Graywolf Press, 2014. 71 pages. $15.00 Mark Wunderlich is a poet of remarkable skill and range. His best poems are lyrical observations of the shared essence of man and of beast, of their taste for brutality, and of their struggles with the cruelties of nature and of one another. […]

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Rick Joines on the Gravity and Levity of Kay Ryan

Reviewed: The Best of It: New and Selected Poems by Kay Ryan. Grove Press, 2011. 288 pages. $14.95. Kay Ryan’s pulling-herself-up-by-her-own-muddied-Blundstone-bootstraps-story is already the stuff of legend.  After writing and publishing poems for 20 years or so in relative obscurity, in this last decade she became the darling of Poetry Magazine, won a Guggenheim and […]

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