John Stone is professor of medicine
(cardiology) and director of the Emergency Medicine
Residency at Grady Memorial Hospitol
School of Medicine. His published poetry includes the books The Smell of Matches
and In All This Rain.
At the time of Rain
's publication, Stone lived in Atlanta, GA
, saw patients, and taught medicine. The Smell Of Matches
was published in 1972, In All This Rain
in 1980. He was born in 1936.
Due to the small amount of information readily available about him, I have no idea if he is still alive and/or writing, but his simple, direct and highly personal style
has made him one of my favorite poets.