Patricia Spears Jones Wins Jackson Prize

Patricia Spears Jones has been named the eleventh winner of the $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize. Poets & Writers, the New York­­-based service organization for creative writers, annually awards the Jackson Poetry Prize to "an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition." In their citation, the judges described Jones's poems as "made of fever, bones, and breath."

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