Lois P. Jones was one of two winning finalists for the 2018 Terrain Poetry Contest judged by Jane Hirshfield. Other awards include the Lascaux Poetry Prize, the Bristol Poetry Prize judged by Liz Berry, the Tiferet Poetry Prize and the Liakoura Prize with work shortlisted twice for the Bridport Prize in Poetry. Jones has work published or forthcoming in anthologies including New Voices: Contemporary Writers Confronting the Holocaust (Vallentine Mitchell of London – 2020); The Poet’s Quest for God (Eyewear Publishing), Wide Awake: Poetry of Los Angeles and Beyond (The Pacific Coast Poetry Series), Spillway, Narrative, American Poetry Journal, Verse Daily, MOIRA, One, Tupelo Quarterly, Cider Press Review and Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Jones’ first collection of poems was listed for the Julie Suk Award. Reflections on La Scapigliata was one of 30 featured film-poem collaborations for the 2019 Visible Poetry Project 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 the Flintridge Bookstore. 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.