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"Vibrant with the intensity of blues singers."—Feminist Bookstore News

"Patricia Spears Jones is 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."—David Rivard

"Patricia Spears Jones reminds m
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 10th 2015 by White Pine Press (first published October 13th 2015)
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Zoe Tuck
“Life is full of injustices large and small / but also moments of tenderness and regard” Jones writes in her poem “Day After May Day” and to me this epitomizes the spirit of this collection.

This poem appears in my favorite section in A Lucent Fire, the excerpt from her chapbook Living in the Love Economy. In the title poem of this section, Jones writes, “The Love Economy is complicated: affection is scarce / Jealously traded as a penny stock and pleasure calculated / On past accounts, overdue.”
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