Kelly Jones


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Author's Bio

Kelly Jones currently lives in Burlington, NC and works as an Outreach & Communications Coordinator for a nonprofit. Other ways they've made a living over the years include: tending bar, waiting tables, working the front-desk and special events at Hugo House, serving as assistant editor for Knock Magazine, leading reuse art projects with the Scrap Exchange, working in the youth services department of public librarier, teaching and tutoring college students, and ghost-writting the internet. Some fun side projects they're proud to have take part in are: performing in a rock-opera version of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, being a resident/intern at a ELSEWHERE (a living museum), and co-founding the Pizza Poetry Project. Kelly recently served as Operations Manager for the TELEPHONE ( Their first chapbook, Worry the Dead, is availble through Finishing Line Press.

Publications & Prizes

Worn Stories (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014)
Worry the Dead (Finishing Line Press, 2016)
Journals: ,
Amethyst Arsenic
BOAAT Journal
Buried Letter Press
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Clackamas Literary Review
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Quaint Magazine
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Similar Peaks
Sundog Lit
Synaesthesia Magazine
The Coraddi
The Knickknackery
Words Dance

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Feminist, White
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Children, Incarcerated individuals, LGBTQ, Teachers, Teenagers
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Raleigh, NC
North Carolina
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Last update: Nov 27, 2021