Lois P. Jones

Lois P. Jones has work published or forthcoming in Poemeleon as well as several anthologies including The Poet’s Quest for God (Eyewear Publishing), Wide Awake:  Poetry of Los Angeles and Beyond (The Pacific Coast Poetry Series) edited by Suzanne Lummis, 30 Days (Tupelo Press), and Good-Bye Mexico (Texas Review Press). Some publications include Narrative, American Poetry Journal, One, (Jacar Press), Tupelo Quarterly, The Warwick Review, Tiferet, Cider Press Review, Askew, and other journals in the United States and abroad. Lois’s poems have won honors under judges Kwame Dawes, Fiona Sampson, Ruth Ellen Kocher and others. The New Yorker staff writer Dana Goodyear selected “Ouija” as Poem of the Year in the 2010 competition sponsored by Web del Sol. She is the winner of the 2012 Tiferet Poetry Prize and the 2012 Liakoura Prize, and a five-time Pushcart nominee. She was recently shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in poetry (2016). Lois is poetry editor at Kyoto Journal, host of KPFK’s Poets Café (Pacifica Radio), and co-host of Moonday Poetry in La Cañada, California. She is currently co-editing a collection of artist’s folios for Glass Lyre Press. (Photo by George Jisho Robertson)


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