Patricia Spears Jones
Patricia Spears Jones is author of three poetry collections, most recently Painkiller (Tia Chucha Press), three chapbooks and two plays commissioned by Mabou Mines. Poems are anthologized in several anthologies including Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary of African-American Poetry and Best American Poetry: 2000. She is contributing editor to BOMB Magazine. Recipient of awards from NEA, NYFA, The New York Community Trust, The Foundation of Contemporary Art and Goethe Institute. Lecturer at CUNY and Mentor for Emerge Surface Be at The Poetry Project, where she was a former Program Coordinator.