Lois P. Jones
Lois P. Jones was a finalist for the 2022 Best Spiritual Literature Award in Poetry from Orison Books. Her work was Highly Commended and published 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 honors include the Bristol Poetry Prize, the Lascaux Poetry Prize, the Tiferet Poetry Prize and winning finalist for theTerrain 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 Daily, and Narrative. Her first collection, “Night Ladder” was published by Glass Lyre Press in 2017 and was a finalist for the Julie Suk Award. She is the poetry editor of Kyoto Journal, and a screening judge for Claremont University’s Kingsley-Tufts Awards. Since 2007, Jones has hosted KPFK’s Poets Café and co-produced the Moonday Poetry Series.