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 shortlisted in poetry for the Brittle Paper Prize. 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 / free online 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 Managing Editor at Dead End Hip Hop. Her works have appeared and / or is forthcoming in The Rumpus, The Harpoon Review, The Offing, Blueshift Journal, SunDog Lit, Matador Review, great weather for MEDIA, Anomalous Press, The Shade Journal, Puerto Del Sol, Nat.Brut and elsewhere.