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 and The London Magazine in 2018. 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). Some publications include Narrative, American Poetry Journal, One, Tupelo Quarterly, The Warwick Review, Tiferet, Cider Press Review, Lunch Ticket and Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Jones' first collection of poems, Night Ladder, is Glass Lyre Press’s Editor's Choice Award winner, a finalist for the Lascaux Poetry Prize 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

Night Ladder
(Glass Lyre Press, 2017)
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)
2River View, American Poetry Journal, Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal, ASKeW, California Quarterly, Cider Press Review, Cultural Weekly, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, 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, Spillway Magazine, Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, Lascaux Review, The Nassau Review, 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: 
Shortlist prize winner for two poems in the 9th annual Terrain Poetry Contest judged by Jane Hirschfield (2018).  Listed for The London Magazine poetry prize (2018), Lascaux Poetry Prize for a single poem 2017; 2016 Bristol Poetry Prize; 2016 and 2017 - shortlisted for Bridport Poetry Prize; 2012 Liakoura Poetry Prize.  Her first collection, Night Ladder was listed for the Julie Suk Award and shortlisted for the Lascaux Poetry Book Prize. 

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Last updated: Apr 09, 2019