Rodney Jones

b. 1950
Rodney Jones

Rodney Jones was born in Falkville, Alabama in 1950. He was educated at the University of Alabama and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He teaches at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and is on the Illinois Arts Council. Jones has set himself apart as a master of the modern lyric and his poems are rooted in the rural South of his childhood.

What People are Saying

"I learned that I enjoyed poetry - a lot. I'm known as the "football guy" at my school and it surprised me, and others, that poetry would be a big part of my life. Also, I realized that I not bad at performing and public speaking."
Marquavious Moore
2017 TN POL Champion