Alice Jones


Berkeley, CA
California US

Author's Bio

Books of poems from Alice James Books include The Knot which won the Beatrice Hawley Award and Isthmus. Extreme Directions was published by Omnidawn; Gorgeous Mourning, Plunge and Vault by Apogee Press. Poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, New England Review, Antioch Review, Boston Review, Verse, ZYZZYVA, and Best American Poetry. Sections of a forthcoming mixed genre memoir have appeared in the Kenyon Review, New American Writing, GUESTand esquisse(s) (Paris).

Publications & Prizes

Appetite: Food as Metaphor (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2002)
Vespers: Contemporary American Poems of Religion and Spirituality (University of Iowa Press, 2002)
Verse and Universe: Poems about Science (Milkweed Editions, 1999)
Blood and Bone: Poems by Doctors (University of Iowa Press, 1998)
Strange Attraction: A ZYZZYVA Anthology (University of Nevada Press, 1995)
Best American Poetry (Scribner, 1994)
Vault (Apogee Press, 2020)
Plunge (Apogee Press, 2012)
Gorgeous Mourning (Apogee Press, 2004)
Extreme Directions (Omnidawn, 2002)
Isthmus (Alice James Books, 2000)
The Knot (Alice James Books, 1992)
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Prizes won: 

Beatrice Hawley Award for "The Knot," from Alice James Books.

"Isthmus" won the Jane Kenyon Chapbook Award from Alice James Books.

"Plunge" (Apogee Press, 2012) was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award in Poetry.

Robert H. Winner and Lyric Poetry Awards from the Poetry Society of America.

"Spell" won the First Annual Narrative Magazine Poetry Contest.

Fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and the NEA

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Last update: Jan 24, 2024