Lois P. Jones

South Pasadena, CA 91030

Author's Bio

Lois P. Jones’ awards include the Lascaux Poetry Prize in 2018, the Bristol Poetry Prize in 2017 and the Tiferet Poetry Prize in 2012, with work shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in poetry in 2016 and 2017. Jones has work published or forthcoming in anthologies including New Voices: Contemporary Writers Confronting the Holocaust (Vallentine Mitchell of London); The Poet’s Quest for God (Eyewear Publishing), and Wide Awake: Poetry of Los Angeles and Beyond (The Pacific Coast Poetry Series). Other publications include Narrative, American Poetry Journal, One, Tupelo Quarterly, The Warwick Review, Tiferet, Cider Press Review and Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Jones' first collection of poems, Night Ladder, is Glass Lyre Press’s 2017 Book Award winner and semi-finalist for the Julie Suk Award. She hosts KPFK's Poets Café in Los Angeles and co-hosts the long running Moonday Poetry Series at Flintridge Bookstore.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Night Ladder
(Glass Lyre Press, 2017)
Anthologies: 
Chopin With Cherries
(Moonrise Press, 2010)
, Goodbye Mexico
(Texas A&M University Press, 2014)
, In the Arms of Words
(Foothills Publishing, 2005)
, San Diego Annual
(William Harry Harding--Garden Oak Press, 2012)
, The Poet’s Quest for God
(Eyewear Publishing, 2014)
, Thirty Days
(Tupelo Press, 2015)
, Wide Awake
(Beyond Baroque, 2014)
Journals: 
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, Poemeleon, 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, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Tupelo Quarterly, Web del Sol
Prizes Won: 
2018 Lascaux Poetry Prize; 2016 Bristol Poetry Prize; 2016 and 2017 - shortlisted for Bridport Poetry Prize; 2012 Liakoura Poetry Prize 

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
Raised in: 
Chicago, IL
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Last updated: Mar 29, 2018