About

Photo Credit:  Nicholas Nicholas

Photo Credit: Nicholas Nicholas

 
 

I.S. Jones is a queer American-Nigerian poet and music journalist. She is a Graduate Fellow with The Watering Hole, Callaloo, & BOAAT Writer's Retreat. She is the 2018 winner of the Second Annual Brittle Paper Award in Poetry and is a 2018 Brooklyn Poets Fellow. In 2016, she 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, freelances for Complex, Earmilk, NBC News Think, Ambrosia for Heads and elsewhere. Her works have appeared in The Rumpus, The Offing, The Shade Journal, great weather for MEDIA, Anomalous Press, the Black Voices Series with Puerto Del Sol, Nat.Brut and elsewhere. She splits her time between Southern California and New York.