Nominee, Governor Generals Literary Awards for Poetry, 2003
Evan Jones brings and exciting new voice to Canadian poetry. His lyrical style shapes a contemporary mood with mythic echoes, marrying the mysterious with the mundane and revealing the stark oppositions and sharp distances in our everyday lives.
Nothing Fell Today But Rain includes a variety of forms which draw on geography and a sense of place as its poetic resource. Jones approaches love and longing, and joy and regret with a cool optimism warmed by erotic undercurrents. His sharp prose evokes rivers and highways, bedrooms and telephones, city streets and lake mosquitoes. Yet wherever he takes us, we always return - to the unexpected.