Sylvia Jones

Drama, Experimental, Literary, Non-Fiction, Poetry

About the Artist

Sylvia Jones is a writer, educator, and prison abolitionist. She earned her MFA from American University in Washington D.C., and recently served as a 2021-22 Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University. She’s associate poetry editor at Black Lawrence Press and works part-time teaching creative writing and composition at Goucher College and The George Washington University. She also is reader for the journal, Ploughshares. Her most recent writing appears in: R&R Journal, Smartish Pace, Sprung Formal, Revolute, DIAGRAM, the Hopkins Review, Poet Lore, Spilt Milk by the Poetry Society of New York, Shenandoah, and the Cortland Review. She lives in Baltimore with her partner, Agata and their tabby cat, Theo. When not teaching or editing other people’s work Sylvia can either be found out and about birding or chipping away at the manuscript for her own debut collection of poems which deal with ancestral memory, loss, hero-worship, upward mobility, and other notions of class inequality. She has received support from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts; PEN America; Topical Cream; Jack Straw Cultural Center; The Emerging Artist Initiative; Poets at the End of The World Collective; Creative Capital; Literary Cleveland; The Maryland State Arts Council; The Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Community Center of New York and The Cleveland Museum of Art. . She is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection Television Fathers (Meekling Press, 2024)

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