Patrick Jones has experience of teaching in both primary and secondary schools, and subsequently became a head teacher of a primary school. He has undertaken advisory work and run local authority courses on music education. Most recently he has joined the Institute of Education at Manchester Metropolitan University as a senior lecturer teaching music education for generalists and specialist music courses, as well as art education and professional studies. He is leader for the PGCE Primary Programme at the MMU Didsbury site.
Patrick Jones was born in 1961 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA Manchester Metropolita.
Patrick Jones has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Fuse: New and Selected Works?
Amazing. Feb 18, 2003
I had first learned about Patrick Jones due to the fact that I adore the Manic Street Preachers, and Patrick is the bassist's brother. So, after reading all of his poetry that is available online, I fell in love with him, thus I decided to buy this book.
The first section consists of his poetry.. it's absolutely amazing. It's powerful and political, yet it is still quite poignant. The next section is Patrick's first play, Everything Must Go. The play depicts the lives of several Welsh men and a woman in their early twenties. It contains many references to 50's Welsh socialist Aneurin Bevan, and even more references to the depressing lives of factory workers. It's written in vernacular, so it's a bit difficult to understand at first, but eventually it all makes sense. The next section of the book is Patrick's second play, Unprotected Sex. Unprotected Sex is the story of Gary, a soldier who recently left Kosovo, and his pregnant girlfriend Triste. Their neighbor, Denver, was bullied in his childhood by Gary, and has never fully recovered. This play is also in the vernacular, and is extremely poetic.
This book explores human nature and the concept of reality. If you're into truly emotional, raw and beautiful poetry, I would recommend that you purchase this book.