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The Mansion of Happiness
Jon Loomis

FIELD Poetry Series

Oberlin College Press
2016 • 68 pp. 6 x 9"

$16.95 Paperback, 978-0-9973355-0-7

Rueful, tender visions of the Apocalypse as seen from the Midwest

Alien abduction, reincarnation, earthquake, love, death, middle age, children, the end of the world—Jon Loomis’s new collection covers a lot of ground. From the quiet and contemplative lyric voice of “The Past” and “If I Come Back” to the wild, unrepentant personae of “Jon Loomis, Inc.” and “Shut Up and Eat Your Jellyfish,” these are poems as necessary as they are brave. The Mansion of Happiness is a love song to the teetering present, facing an ominous future with courage, candor, and mordant humor.

JON LOOMIS’S Vanitas Motel won the inaugural FIELD Poetry Prize, and his The Pleasure Principle was also published by Oberlin College Press. The author of the Frank Coffin mystery series, he teaches at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:37:44 -0500