Jon Sands

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Author's Bio

Jon Sands wrote The New Clean (2011, Write Bloody Publishing), and starred in the award winning web-series “Verse: A Murder Mystery” from Rattapallax Films. He is an adjunct with the City University of New York, a Youth Mentor with Urban Word-NYC and heads two separate writing programs for Bailey House in Harlem (an HIV/AIDS service center). His work is published or forthcoming in Rattle, The Millions, Word Riot, Muzzle, Union Station, The Rattling Wall from PEN Center USA, among others. He is a member of the groundbreaking live literature tours, “The Whirlwind Company” and “The SpillJoy Ensemble,” and tours extensively, both nationally and internationally. He lives in Brooklyn. Say yes to

Publications and Prizes

The New Clean
(Write Bloody Publishing, 2011)
Decomp, Kill Author, Spindle Magazine, SUSS: Another Literary Journal, The Literary Bohemian, The November 3rd Club
13 Bar/Lounge
, Bronx Academy of Letters (NYC)
, Hampshire College (MA)
, Lewis & Clark College (OR)
, Miami University (OH)
, Stuyvesant High School (NYC)
, University of Alaska Anchorage
, University of Michigan
Prizes Won: 
2012 Blue Mountain Center Resident 2009 LouderARTS-NYC Fellowship Grant

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
If There is Something to be Desired by Vera Pavlova
Smoking Lovely by Willie Perdomo
Up Jump the Boogie by John Murillo
Different Hours by Stephen Dunn
Racing Hummingbirds by Jeanann Verlee

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Poet, Spoken Word Artist
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Cincinnati, OH
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Last updated: Apr 02, 2013