Lois P. Jones

East Pasadena Poets, Sunday, May 7 at 5:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum

Lois P. Jones is a finalist in the annual Mslexia Poetry Competition judged by Helen Mort and will be published in the March 2023 issue of Mslexia. Her work was honored as a finalist in 2022 for the Best Spiritual Literature Award in Poetry from Orison Books. 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. Other 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 2018 Terrain Poetry contest judged by Jane Hirshfield. Jones has work published or forthcoming in the Academy of American Poets – Poem A Day, Poetry Wales, Plume, Guernica Editions, Vallentine Mitchell of London; Verse DailyTupelo QuarterlyTinderbox Poetry Journal, 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. Lois is a screening judge for Claremont University’s Kingsley-Tufts Awards and Since 2007 Jones has hosted KPFK’s Poets Café, co-produced the Moonday Poetry Series and acted as poetry editor for Pushcart and Utne prize-winning Kyoto Journal.