Arcana

Arcana
A Stephen Jonas Reader
Edited by Garrett Caples, Derek Fenner, David Rich, Joseph Torra
Introduction by Joseph Torra
Afterword by David Rich





"'The Elusive Neutron': Stephen Jonas & Robert Lowell"
Jul 22, 2019

Essay comparing Stephen Jonas's Boston to Robert Lowell, and the occasion of the "rediscovery" of Jonas's work with the publication fo Arcana.

"Arcana: A Stephen Jonas Reader should become a fixture on everyone's shelves and as such, I think that the book’s editors—and City Lights—should receive some praise not so much for rescuing (I hate that word) but for reinvesting in such a talent as Jonas."

- André Naffis-Sahely

BOMB
Jul 1, 2019

"Despite having significant champions like the late Gerrit Lansing, John Wienters, Robin Blaser, Jack Spicer, and others, Jonas's work has long been out of print and this beautifull edited volume will certainly bring him into the picture."––Ammiel Alcalay


"Imagined Selves: David Rich on the Anti-biographies of Stephen Jonas"
Apr 1, 2019

An interview with Arcana editor David Rich on the "lives" of Stephen Jonas.

- Garrett Caples

Woody Haut's Blog
May 15, 2019

"[T]he publication of Arcana is not only welcome but long overdue. And City Lights has to be commended for getting Jonas' work out there. Likewise, the book's editors Garrett Caples, Derek Fenner, David Rich and Joseph Torra. Their introductory remarks and postscript have managed to not only gumshoe Jonas' life––a noir existence by any definition of the term––but to place his poetry in a historical context."––Woody Haut


"Spring 2019 Announcements: Poetry"
Dec 7, 2018

Arcana selected to the top 10 upcoming Spring 2019 poetry books.

- Alex Crowley

Essay about Stephen Jonas appearing on Poetry Foundation's Harriet blog.
Oct 23, 2018
- Randall Horton