Best Books of 2011, Kansas City Star
– Jarman’s] poems explore faith in its many manifestations, but there is something here transcendent that speaks to everyone. Highly recommended.—Library Journal
Bone Fires collects work from over thirty years and charts Mark Jarman’s spiritual development as he grows from a poet of childhood and nostalgia through adulthood and the struggles of faith. The section of new poems includes work published in American Poetry Review, Georgia Review, The New Republic, Poetry, and in the yearly anthology Best American Poetry. A landmark collection from one of our nation’s most distinguished poets.