Poetry. Richard Jackson's 10th collection of poems, RESONANCE, juxtaposes love and loss, often setting a transcending hope against individual tragedies in various world conflicts, or letting images drawn from science collide against our deepest emotions, to capture the conflicting, sometimes simultaneous joys and griefs of being human. Drawing deeply from contemporary American life and from the ancient myths of Western culture, Jackson's words are sure to resonate with every reader. About RESONANCE in particular, and about Richard Jackson's work as a whole, James Tate puts it best: Richard Jackson has become one of our most important poets. His subjects are those for which poetry originally came into being. The essentials are his songs, his precepts, his adoration, his companions. It isn't any simple solace he offers, but it's solace nonetheless that he lends us.