Jordan Jones is a technologist, a genealogist, and an author.<p><p>His poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and translations have appeared in <em>The American Book Review, Asylum, The Boston Book Review, Fiction International, Heaven Bone, The LA Reader, The Review of Contemporary Fiction,</em> and <em>Small Press,</em> as well as in the anthologies <em>Anyone Is Possible: New American Short Fiction</em> (Red Hen Press, 1998) and <em>What Book!?: Buddha Poems from Beat to Hip Hop</em> (Parallax Press, 1998).<p><p>His translations of René Daumal’s poetry collection <em>Le Contre-Ciel</em> appeared in two chapbook volumes from Obscure Publications in 2003 and 2004. Obscure Publications also published his chapbook "Selections from <em>The Wheel</em>" in 2004.<p><p>Full-length works include the primarily genealogical <em>Sand & Coal: Poems</em> (Futharc Press, 1993) and the primarily political, cultural, and religious <em>The Wheel: Poems</em> (Leaping Dog Press, 2005). <p><p>He was co-editor of The <em>Northridge Review</em> and poetry editor of <em>California Quarterly</em> and founded <em>Bakunin</em> (1990–1997), a literary magazine “for the dead Russian anarchist in all of us.”<p><p>In 2003, he co-founded and co-edited the online multimedia collaborative art exhibit, <a href="http://www.the365project.org/">The 365 Project</a>, (the365project.org). He is currently the editor and publisher of <a href="http://www.leapingdogpress.com/">Leaping Dog Press / Asylum Arts</a> (leapingdogpress.com) and runs the genealogical research and media consulting firm <a href=
"http://www.genealogymedia.com/">GenealogyMedia.com</a>.<p><p>He lives in the Neuse River Watershed of Wake County, North Carolina.
Publications and Prizes
The Wheel: Poems (Leaping Dog Press, 2005), Sand & Coal (Futharc Press, 1993)
Selections from "The Wheel" (Obscure Publications, 2004)
Anyone is Possible: Contemporary American Short Fiction (Red Hen Press, 1998), What Book!?: Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop (Parallax Press, 1998)
Asylum, Bakunin, California Quarterly, Fiction International, Painted Hills Review
Bhagavad Gita; Iliad; Odyssey; King Lear; Moby-Dick; Huckleberry Finn; Le Contre-Ciel; Tristram Shandy; Gulliver's Travels; Fear and Trembling; The Colossus of Maroussi; The Ghost Writer; Lahaina Noon
Dante, Shakespeare, Blake, Keats, Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Twain, Tolstoi, Kierkegaard; Rimbaud, Apollinaire, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Willams, Kafka, Henry Miller, Ralph Ellison, Ginsberg, Snyder, Philip Roth, Rikki Ducornet, Eric Basso, Greg Boyd, Eric Paul Shaffer
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Listing last updated: November 30, 2009