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Patricia Spears Jones

Patricia Spears Jones is an African American poet, anthologist, literary curator, educator and cultural activist who won the 2017 Jackson Poetry Prize from Poets & Writers. She is author of A Lucent Fire: New and Selected Poems and nine other poetry collections. She edited THINK: Poems for Aretha Franklin's Inauguration Day Hat and Ordinary Women: An Anthology of New York City Women Poets. She has received grants from the NEA, NYFA and awards from the Foundation for Contemporary Art, and fellowships at the Rauschenberg Residency, VCCA, Yaddo, and Camargo Foundation via the BAU Institute, Cassis, France. She was the 2020 Louis D. Rubin Writer-in-Resident at Hollins University. She is organizer of the American Poets Congress and is a Senior Fellow Emeritus of the Black Earth Institute.