Lois P. Jones

Poet

South Pasadena, CA 91030

Author's Bio

Lois P. Jones was the shortlist prize winner for two poems in the 9th annual Terrain Poetry Contest judged by Jane Hirschfield (2018).  Other 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, Cider Press Review, Lunch Ticket and Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Jones' first collection of poems, Night Ladder, was a finalist for the Lascaux Poetry Prize and semi-finalist for the Julie Suk Award. She hosts KPFK's Poets Café in Los Angeles, is the Poetry Editor of Kyoto Journal and co-hosts the long running Moonday Poetry Series at Flintridge Bookstore.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Thirty Days (Tupelo Press, 2015)
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Goodbye Mexico (Texas A&M University Press, 2014)
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The Poet’s Quest for God (Eyewear Publishing, 2014)
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Wide Awake (Beyond Baroque, 2014)
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San Diego Annual (William Harry Harding--Garden Oak Press, 2012)
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Chopin With Cherries (Moonrise Press, 2010)
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In the Arms of Words (Foothills Publishing, 2005)
Book:
Night Ladder (Glass Lyre Press, 2017)
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ASKeW
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California Quarterly
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Cider Press Review
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Cultural Weekly
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Kyoto Journal
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Loch Raven Review
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Poetic Diversity
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Qarrtsiluni
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Quill & Parchment
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Ribbons: Tanka Society of America Journal
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Spillway Magazine
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The Nassau Review
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The Warwick Review
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Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature
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Tinderbox Poetry Journal
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Verse Daily
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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 (2017); Bristol Poetry Prize (2016); shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Prize (2016 and 2017); Liakoura Poetry Prize (2012) and Tiferet Poetry Prize (2012).  Her first collection, Night Ladder was listed for the Julie Suk Award and shortlisted for the Lascaux Poetry Book Prize.

 

More Information

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
Illinois
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Last update: Aug 31, 2019