Lois P. Jones was a winning finalist for the 2018 Terrain Poetry Contest judged by Jane Hirshfield. Her poem Reflections on La Scapigliata was featured as a film adaptation for the 2019 Visible Poetry Project and her work was recently featured on Verse Daily. Awards include the 2018 Lascaux Single Poem Prize, the 2017 Bristol Poetry Prize judged by Liz Berry and the Tiferet Poetry Prize. Jones has work published or forthcoming in Plume, Spillway, Narrative, American Poetry Journal, Terminus, Another Chicago Journal, One, Tupelo Quarterly, Cider Press Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Recent anthologies include work in New Voices: Contemporary Writers Confronting the Holocaust (Vallentine Mitchell of London – 2022); The Poet’s Quest for God (Eyewear Publishing) and Plume 9. Jones’ first collection of poems, Night Ladder was published by Glass Lyre Press and listed for the Julie Suk Award and the Lascaux Poetry Prize. 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.
Lois participated in the 2018 Houston Poetry Fest, the 2017 Bristol, England Poetry Festival, the 2014 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 in 2012.
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 the forthcoming Mirrors and Windows to be published by Guernica Editions (2021). Other work has been included in Arabic for the Publisher Weekly, Arabic Edition “Al-Nasher Al-Usboei” magazine in 2015. In 2007 her poem inspired by the work of sculptor Fausto Marañón was translated to Spanish for the Los Andes newspaper of Mendoza, Argentina.
She is one of three pre-judges/screeners for the 2020 Kingsley-Tufts Award.
Author photograph by George Jisho Robertson.
Cover image – Lois P. Jones and Lia Brooks at Muzot (Veyras, Switzerland), October 2017.