Patricia Spears Jones
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Patricia Spears Jones (born 1951) is an American poet. She is the author of three collections books of poetry: Painkiller, The Weather That Kills, and Femme du Monde. Patricia Spears Jones was the co-editor for Ordinary Women: Poems of New York City Women. Her poem, "Beuys and the Blonde" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Jones was the winner of the Jackson Poetry Prize for 2017.
A native of Arkansas, Patricia Spears Jones lives in New York City. She received her BA from Rhodes College in 1973 and her MFA from Vermont College in 1992. She has been a constant presence in the New York writing community.
- A Lucent Fire: New and Selected Poems (White Pine Press, 2015)
- Living in the Love Economy (Overpass Books, 2014)
- Painkiller: Poems (Tia Chucha Press, 2010)
- Femme du Monde (Tia Chucha Press, 2006)
- The Weather That Kills (Coffee House Press, 1995)
Honors and awards
- 1994 — National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Literature Fellowship, recipient
- 1996 — Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award
- 2000 — Featured in The Best American Poetry (edited by Rita Dove)
- 2017 — Jackson Poetry Prize (awarded by Poets & Writers)
- NEA Literature Fellowships > 40 Years of Supporting American Writers Archived August 11, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Patricia Spears Jones :: Foundation for Contemporary Arts". www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
- Patricia Spears Jones Official Homepage
- Bio at Tennessee Authors
- Bio at Poets & Writers
- Patricia Spears Jones books on Amazon
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