In his first full length collection, Bones & Jokes, published by NYQ Books, Ted Jonathan delivers up poems and stories out of a gritty urban reality that are as raw and original as the characters and streets from which they come. Jonathan weaves the language of the street into a rhythmic frenzy that pleases the ear in both his poetry and prose. He uses this lyricism like the stealth of a cat bringing its owner a mouse to seek a greater understanding of things like violent childhood icons, poker games, and hookers and lays that understanding at the feet of the reader as proof of life. Bones & Jokes is savage, joyous, profound and dead on funny, but behind it all is a gentle love and clear sanity that makes it all memorable.
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About the Author
Ted Jonathan is a poet and short story writer. Born and raised in the Bronx, he lives in Manhattan. His work has appeared in numerous journals. His chapbook Spiked Libido was published by Neukeia Press. BONES & JOKES is his first full-length collection.
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this man possesses the ability to find humor in crazy, to stimulate your mind, and answer questions you didn't even know you had!