Georgia Poetry Circuit presents Ashley M. Jones on November 10
The Georgia Poetry Circuit and The Department of Writing & Linguistics present poet Ashley M. Jones for a public reading and book signing on November 10, 2022. Ashley’s book, REPARATIONS NOW!, will be available for purchase before and after the reading.
- 6:30-7:30 p.m. : Reading and book signing in IT 1005
Ashley M. Jones is Poet Laureate of the state of Alabama. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Florida International University, and she is the author of Magic City Gospel, dark / / thing, and REPARATIONS NOW!. Her poetry has earned several awards, including the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, the Silver Medal in the Independent Publishers Book Awards, the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry, a Literature Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize, and the Lucille Clifton Legacy Award. She was a finalist for the Ruth Lily Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship in 2020. Her poems and essays appear in or are forthcoming at CNN, POETRY, The Oxford American, Origins Journal, The Quarry by Split This Rock, and many others. She teaches Creative Writing at the Alabama School of Fine Arts and in the Low Residency MFA at Converse University. Jones co-directs PEN Birmingham, and is the founding director of the Magic City Poetry Festival. She recently served as a guest editor for Poetry Magazine.
For more information about The Georgia Poetry Circuit at Georgia Southern University, please contact Professor Christina Olson, or visit https://berry.edu/gpc/