"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

jonathan promo pic 7This week meet Jonathan K. Rice. Jonathan is founding editor/publisher of Iodine Poetry Journal, which is in its sixteenth year of publication. His latest poetry collection is Killing Time (Main Street Rag Publishing, 2015). He is also the author of Shooting Pool with a Cellist (Main Street Rag, 2003) and Ukulele and Other Poems (Main Street Rag, 2006). His poetry has appeared in many periodicals, including The Aurorean, Blue Unicorn, CharlotteViewpoint, Cold Mountain Review, Comstock Review, Ekphrasis, Eunoia Review, Gargoyle, Kakalak, Kentucky Review, Main Street Rag, O. Henry Magazine, Pedestal, Sacred Journey, San Pedro River Review, Slipstream, Sundog: A Southeast Review and The Southern Poetry Anthology VII: North Carolina. He has been a longtime host of poetry readings in Charlotte, NC, where he lives with his family, and is the recipient of the 2012 Irene Blair Honeycutt Legacy Award for outstanding service in support of local and regional writers, awarded by Central Piedmont Community College.

Jonathan is also a visual artist. His work has been featured as cover art on several books. His art has also appeared in the online magazines The Pedestal, Referential Magazine, Red Headed Stepchild, Levure Litteraire, The Inflectionist Review and Empty Mirror. He was the featured artist in the spring 2015 issue of Apogee Magazine, the literary arts magazine of High Point University.

He has had solo exhibits at Jackson’s Java, Vin Master, Wingmaker Arts Collaborative, The Peculiar Rabbit, University of North Carolina Charlotte Student Union Gallery, the Pennington-McIntyre Gallery on the campus of Cleveland Community College in Shelby, NC and the New South Gallery and Studios in Statesville, NC. His art has also been included in a number of group exhibits in galleries such as Hart-Witzen, Green Rice Gallery, Max L. Jackson Gallery at Queens University Charlotte, Studio K (Charlotte, NC), Mooresville Art Depot (Mooresville, NC), Gallery 102 (Lancaster, SC), Art in the Village (Ballantyne Village in Charlotte, NC), Fanjoy-Labrenz (Hickory, NC) and Gallery Twenty-Two (Charlotte, NC). Jonathan’s work is in many private collections and businesses.

Jonathan’s Artist website:

www.jonathankriceartist.com

Buy Jonathan’s books at Main Street Rag Publishing:

http://mainstreetragbookstore.com/?product=killing-time

http://mainstreetragbookstore.com/?product=ukulele-and-other-poems

http://mainstreetragbookstore.com/?product=shooting-pool-with-a-cellist

Read Jonathan’s beautiful poetry online:

http://www.kentuckyreview.org/index.php/issues2/rk2014menu/item/212-ricebio

http://referentialmagazine.com/contributors/p-r/jonathan-k-rice/

https://eunoiareview.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/want-2/

http://www.charlotteviewpoint.org/article/3181/Rearranging

See Jonathan’s beautiful art online:

http://inflectionism.com/previous.htm (The Inflectionist Review, Number 3)

http://levurelitteraire.com/jonathan-k-rice/

http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/features/visual-art/dream-sequences.html

Jonathan on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC9DTy6_iMg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh6cpnYDNQ0

Happy Reading!

xo

Mary

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