Patricia Spears Jones
PATRICIA SPEARS JONES is a widely anthologized and award-winning African-American poet, arts writer, performer and playwright. She has two collections of poetry: Femme du Monde (Tia Chucha Press, 2006) and The Weather That Kills (Coffee House Press, 1995) and the play, ' Mother ' commissioned and produced by Mabou Mines in 1994. Her poetry and prose can be found in TriQuarterly , Bomb, Callaloo, nocturnes 3, Court Green, www.mipoesias , Black Issues Book Review , Essence , 88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry , Telephone, The World, Agni , Barrow Street , The Poetry Project Newsletter , www.poetz.com , and Ploughshares . She is the recipient of grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Foundation of Contemporary Performance Arts, the Goethe Institute for travel and research in Germany, and fellowships to Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Bread Loaf, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She served as juror for the 2002 P.E.N. Poetry in Translation Prize.