East Wind Blows West, The

The East Wind Blows West, by George Jonas

The East Wind Blows West

by George Jonas


  • Spring 1993
  • ISBN 978-0-921870-08-1 (0-921870-08-6)
  • 6″ x 9″ Trade Paperback, 110 pages
  • Poetry

“Jonas has long been my favorite poet writing in English. . . . No one is better than George Jonas at taking the world around us in its populous dimensions and allowing its facets to reveal unknown lights.”
— J. Michael Yates

“An author has to have a hell of an interesting psyche to get me curious about it, and I think Jonas has . . . these poems have entertained me, soothed me, inspired and delighted. I can’t imagine a world without ideas and music and moral truths and so I can’t imagine it without the poetry of George Jonas.”
— Barbara Amiel

“Jonas is Jonas and he’s very good.”
— Al Purdy

“Jonas effectively catches the paradoxes of love, neatly mocks the fragmentation of modern life, and is particularly telling in his evocation of the sense of alienation.”
University of Toronto Quarterly

“And then there is Jonas — tough, sardonic, resolutely humane.”
The Tamarack Review

“George Jonas is one of the very best writers of English in the country.”
— J.M. Owen, Books in Canada