Thanks to Jim Clark and the North Carolina Literary Review for this insightful review of Something Wonderful in the Fall, 2022 issue in slightly munged text format or Issuu/PDF print-like format version here.
A sample of the review:
[Paul Jones’] great gift, as I see it, is imagination, which can take many forms: imitation, parody, wit, surprise, transgression, shock, bewilderment, and on and on. He is our great contemporary metaphysical poet. When I read a poem by Jones, I think of Wallace Stevens’s maxim from “Adagia”: “Poetry is the gaiety (joy) of language.” The cover art of Jones’s Something Wonderful makes me think of Maurice Sendak. So, with that, “Let the wild rumpus start!”