Lois P. Jones won the 2023 Alpine Fellowship, judged by John Burnside, which took place in Fjällnäs, Sweden. Some awards include the Bristol Poetry Prize, judged by Liz Berry, the Lascaux Poetry Prize for a single poem, the Tiferet Poetry Prize and winning finalist for the Terrain Poetry contest judged by Jane Hirshfield. She was a finalist in 2023 for the annual Mslexia Poetry Competition judged by Helen Mort and in 2022 for both the Best Spiritual Literature Award in Poetry from Orison Books and the Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest. Other honors include a Highly Commended and publication in the 2021 Bridport Poetry Prize Anthology  In collaboration with filmmaker Jutta Pryor and sound designer Peter Verwimp, her poem La Scapigliata won the 2022 Lyra Bristol Poetry Film Competition and was a 2023 finalist in the same competition for a collaborative poem written by Elena Karina Byrne and Lois, inspired by the painting Huapango Torero by artist Ana Segovia which was directed and edited by filmmaker Janet Lees.

Jones’ work appears or is forthcoming in the Academy of American Poets – Poem A Day, Poetry Wales, Mslexia, Plume, Image, Agenda, Guernica Editions, Vallentine Mitchell of London; Verse Daily, Tupelo Quarterly, Narrative and others. Her first collection, “Night Ladder” was published by Glass Lyre Press in 2017 and was a finalist for the Julie Suk Award and the Lascaux Poetry Prize for a poetry collection. She is a screening judge for Claremont University’s Kingsley-Tufts Awards. Since 2007 Jones has hosted KPFK’s Poets Café, co-produced the Moonday Poetry Series and acts as poetry editor for Pushcart and Utne prize-winning Kyoto Journal.  She has been a reader, judge  or editor for various fellowships, contests, and publication opportunities.

Jones participated in the Cheltenham Poetry Festival, the Houston Poetry Fest, the Bristol, England Poetry Festival, the Eyewear Publishing launch at Goodenough College, London, and attended conferences in San Miguel de Allende Mexico from 2005 to 2010 as well as Languedoc Rousseau, France with Pascale Petit.

Anthologies include Bridport Prize Anthology,  Mirrors and Windows (Guernica Editions,), Plume Poetry 9 , Thirty Days (Tupelo Press), Goodbye Mexico (Texas A&M University Press), The Poet’s Quest for God (Eyewear Publishing,), Wide Awake (Beyond Baroque), San Diego Annual (Garden Oak Press), In the Arms of Words (Foothills Publishing).

Her literary works have been translated to Korean for Miju Poetry and Poetics by the Korean Poets Society of America (2019) as well as Chinese for Mirrors and Windows published by Guernica Editions. Other work has been included in Arabic for the Publisher Weekly, Arabic Edition “Al-Nasher Al-Usboei” magazine in 2015.

The Poetry Saloncast
The Poetry Exchange (UK)
Liberated Words (UK)

Recent short and long-listings 2024:

Bedford Poetry Competition Shortlist
Mslexia Longlist (2 poems)