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Hettie Jones

Author's Bio

I have been reading all over U.S. since 1970s., have published 23 books for children and adults (poetry, memoir, fiction and nonfiction, teach at The New School and 92Y Poetry Center, and have just completed the first year of a new Writing Program I've begun at the Lower East Side Girls Club.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Doing 70 (Hanging Loose Press, 2007), From Midnight to Dawn: the Last Tracks of the Underground Railroad (Doubleday, 2007), No Woman No Cry, with Rita Marley (Hyperion Books, 2004), All Told (Hanging Loose Press, 2003), Drive (Hanging Loose Press, 1998), How I Became Hettie Jones (Grove Press, 1996), Big Star Fallin' Mama (Viking, 1995)
Anthologies:
Present Tense: Poets in the World (Hanging Loose Press, 2004)
Journals:
Fence, Global City Review, Hanging Loose, Ploughshares, The Cafe Review
Prizes:
NYFA 2009 (Nonfiction), Poetry Society of America Norma Farber Award.

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Listing last updated: May 7, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Feminist
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Brooklyn, NY
Raised in:
Queens, NY

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