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Lois P. Jones

Author's Bio

Lois P. Jones is a host of “Poet’s Café” (KPFK, Los Angeles 90.7 fm), and co-produces the Moonday poetry reading series at The Little Theater in Santa Monica, California with Alice Pero. She is the Poetry Editor of Kyoto Journal and a multiple Pushcart nominee. She has work forthcoming in Eyewear and The Warwick Review and has published in Narrative Magazine, American Poetry Journal, The Nassau Review, Qarrtsiluni, Sierra Nevada Review, Askew, Raven Chronicles, Antioch University’s Lunch Ticket and other journals in the U.S. and abroad. Lois’s poems have won honors under Web Del Sol judges Kwame Dawes (Prairie Schooner), Fiona Sampson (Poetry Review) and others. New Yorker staff writer, Dana Goodyear selected “Ouija” as Poem of the Year in the 2010 competition sponsored by IBPC. She is the winner of the 2012 Tiferet Poetry Prize and the 2012 Liakoura Prize and is featured in The Tiferet Talk Interviews (2013), which includes transcriptions of interviews conducted by host Melissa Studdard and guests Robert Pinsky, Ed Hirsch, Julia Cameron and others.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies:
Meditation on Divine Names (Moonrise Press, 2015), The Poet’s Quest for God (Eyewear Publishing, 2014), San Diego Annual (William Harry Harding--Garden Oak Press, 2012), Chopin With Cherries (Moonrise Press, 2010), In the Arms of Words (Foothills Publishing, 2005)
Journals:
American Poetry Journal, Arsenic Lobster, ASKeW, California Quarterly, Kyoto Journal, Loch Raven Review, Lunch Ticket, Narrative Magazine, Pirene's Fountain, Prism Review, Qarrtsiluni, Quill & Parchment, Ribbons: Tanka Society of America Journal, Stone Voices, The Lascaux Review, The Nassau Review, The Raven Chronicles, The Rose & Thorn, The Sierra Nevada Review, The Warwick Review, Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature, Web del Sol
Prizes:
2012 Tiferet Writing Contest (Poetry); 2012 Liakoura Poetry Prize; Poem of the Year - IBPC 2010 Second Place, Judged by Fiona Sampson First Place, Judged by Kwame Dawes First Place, Judge by Fleda Brown

Lois P. Jones Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Coleshill by Fiona Sampson, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Favorite Authors:
Rainer Maria Rilke Peter Ludwin Lynda Hull Federico Garcia Lorca W.S. Merwin Jorge Luis Borges Lia Brooks

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Listing last updated: March 5, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Romanian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Chicago, IL
Raised in:
Chicago, IL

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