The News as Usual showcases the work of a gifted poet who employs language at its richest. Yenser captures lyrics and blues, ballads and villanelles, and even a crown of sonnets. Sonically rich and filled with detail, these poems link mortality with fishing, nature with protoplasm--constantly finding ways to explore the inner and outer worlds in ways at once understated and wise.
Jon Kelly Yenser is the author of Walter's Yard and The Disambiguation of Katydids. His work has appeared in a variety of publications including Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, and Elysian Fields Quarterly.