Jéanpaul Ferro's Jazz is full of this gut-wrenching diversity that moves us through a realm of heartbreaking worlds full of longing and contradiction. It is high art. It is modern life. It is the very world that we all see around us. As a whole, Jazz is a time capsule for the past ten years of American life. --Rachel Lancaster, Rattle Magazine
Jéanpaul Ferro's poems welcome you in and pour you a glass of the good stuff, with sinuous music in the background and dark wind in the trees outside to make you want to stay. ----Tom Chandler, Providence Journal
About the Author
Jeanpaul Ferro is a novelist, short fiction author, poet and photographer from Providence, Rhode Island. An 8-time Pushcart Prize nominee, his work has appeared on National Public Radio, Contemporary American Voices, Columbia Review, Emerson Review, Connecticut Review, Sierra Nevada Review, Portland Monthly, The Providence Journal, Arts and Understanding Magazine and many others. He is the author of All The Good Promises (Plowman Press, 1994), Becoming X (BlazeVox Books, 2008), You Know Too Much About Flying Saucers (Thumbscrew Press, 2009), Hemispheres (Maverick Duck Press, 2009) and Essendo Morti-Being Dead (Goldfish Press, 2009), which was nominated for the 2010 Griffin Prize in Poetry. He is represented by the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency. He currently lives along the south coast of southern Rhode Island.