Photo Credit:  Nicholas Nicholas

Photo Credit: Nicholas Nicholas


I.S. Jones is an American-Nigerian poet, educator, and music journalist from Southern California by way of New York. She is a fellow with BOAAT Writer's Retreat, Callaloo, and is a Graduate Fellow with The Watering Hole.

I.S. is a 2018 Brooklyn Poets Fellow and is the Winner of the second annual of the Brittle Paper Prize in poetry. In 2016, I.S. received two nominations for the Best of The Net Anthology, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. During poetry month (April), I.S. hosts a month-long low cost workshop called The Singing Bullet, which is being sponsored by The Speakeasy Project for a second year in a row.

She is the Assistant Editor at Voicemail Poetry as well as the former Managing Editor at Dead End Hip Hop. Her works have appeared in The Rumpus, The Offing, Shade Journal, The Harpoon Review, Puerto Del Sol, Blueshift Journal, SunDog Lit, Matador Review, great weather for MEDIA, Anomalous Press, Nat.Brut and elsewhere.