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Lois P. Jones

Author's Bio

Lois P. Jones is host of “Poets Café” (KPFK, Los Angeles 90.7 fm), and co-produces the Moonday poetry reading series at Flintridge Bookstore in La Canada, California with Alice Pero. She is the Poetry Editor of Kyoto Journal and a multiple Pushcart nominee. She has work forthcoming in Eyewear, Texas University Press and Pirene's Fountain and has published in Tupelo Quarterly, 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. She was long listed in the 2015 Poetry Review annual contest (UK).

Publications and Prizes

Meditation on Divine Names (Moonrise Press, 2015), Poeming Pigeons (Poeming Pigeons, 2015), Thirty Days (Tupelo Press, 2015), Goodbye Mexico (Texas A&M University Press, 2014), The Poet’s Quest for God (Eyewear Publishing, 2014), Wide Awake (Beyond Baroque, 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)
2 River Review, American Poetry Journal, Arsenic Lobster, ASKeW, California Quarterly, Cider Press Review, Cultural Weekly, Kyoto Journal, Loch Raven Review, Lunch Ticket, Narrative Magazine, Pirene's Fountain, Poetic Diversity, 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, Tupelo Quarterly, Web del Sol
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's work was long-listed in The Poetry Society's National Competition out of 13,000 entries (2014).

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Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Vincent by Joseph Fasano, Math, Heaven, Time by Mandy Kahn
Favorite Authors:
Rainer Maria Rilke Peter Ludwin Lynda Hull Federico Garcia Lorca W.S. Merwin Jorge Luis Borges Lia Brooks Joseph Fasano

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Listing last updated: January 10, 2016

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