Patricia Spears Jones

Patricia Spears Jones is the author of the poetry collections Painkiller, Femme du Monde, and The Weather That Kills. Her fourth and most recent collection is A Lucent Fire: New and Selected Poems which features her 2016 Pushcart Prize winning poem, “Etta James at the Audubon Ballroom.” She was a finalist for the William Carlos Williams Prize from the Poetry Society of America and the Paterson Prize from the Passaic County Community College. Her work is widely anthologized. In 2015 she received a Barbara Deming Memorial Fund award for her memoir in progress. Patricia Spears Jones is the recipient of The Jackson Poetry Prize, one the most prestigious awards for American Poets via Poets & Writers, Inc.