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Book review: This Beautiful Day, by Richard Jackson, illustrated by Suzy Lee

Jackson, Richard. This Beautiful Day. Illustrated by Suzy Lee. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, 2017. $15.99. ISBN 9781481441391. Unpaged. Ages 4-8. P7 Q7

It is raining outside and the children are having a great time dancing, spinning and stamping inside. 81 more words

Book Reviews

In Plain Sight by Richard Jackson, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

Rating: ★★★★

Genre: Children’s lit

Medium: Hardcover

Synopsis: After school, Sophie helps her grandfather find the things he’s “lost,” effectively creating a bond between them and their generation gap. 121 more words

17-40 Segment 2: Declining Fertility Rates


SInce the great recession, birth rates have been on a downward trend, falling to a record low for all groups under 30. Richard Jackson, founder of the Global Aging Institute, says since the recession it has become harder to have an independent household, and for young people to find jobs. 363 more words

Radio Health Journal Podcasts

Richard Jackson

What I want you to see is that this is
a love poem. It only exits if you see it that way.

— Richard Jackson, from “Shorelines,” Body (June 8, 2012)


Richard Jackson

The world is a nest of absences.
Every once in a while someone comes along
to fill the gaps.

— Richard Jackson, from “Misunderstood,” Out of Place: Poems (Ashland Poetry Press, 2014)


Richard Jackson

What I am trying to say is that, in the end, too much is
invisible. That’s why I watch you approach now,
to touch me in ways I have no words for. 12 more words


Richard Jackson

These words migrate towards invisible
meanings. It would be hard to predict what follows.

— Richard Jackson, from “Visionary,” Verse Daily. (February 17, 2011)