Lois P. Jones

South Pasadena, CA 91030

Author's Bio

Lois P. Jones is host of Pacifica Radio's 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 published or forthcoming in Eyewear, Texas University Press and Pirene's Fountain and has published in Tupelo Quarterly, Narrative Magazine, American Poetry Journal, The Nassau Review, 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) and shortlisted for the 2016 Bridport Poetry prize.

Publications and Prizes

Chopin With Cherries
(Moonrise Press, 2010)
, Goodbye Mexico
(Texas A&M University Press, 2014)
, In the Arms of Words
(Foothills Publishing, 2005)
, Meditation on Divine Names
(Moonrise Press, 2015)
, Poeming Pigeons
(Poeming Pigeons, 2015)
, 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)
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, Tupelo Quarterly, Web del Sol
Prizes Won: 
2016 Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in poetry; 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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Last updated: Oct 19, 2016