Jill Jones has published six full-length poetry collections, most recently Dark Bright Doors in 2010. In 2012 she published Senses Working Out, a Vagabond Press Rare Object chapbook. She has won two major literary awards and been shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize (twice), The Age Book of the Year Award, the Adelaide Festival Literary Awards and the National Book Council 'Banjo' Award. Her work is represented in major anthologies including the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature, and The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry. Her poems have been translated into Chinese, Dutch, French, Italian, Czech and Spanish.
Latest Book: Dark Bright Doors
Wakefield Press, 2010
Jill Jones' sixth full-length book raises questions of the self, as well as the ecology of place and language and is, at times, a little wild and uncanny. The poems are intimate, sharp, self-critical and very present. Reviewers have said: 'From this opening image it is clear that these poems will be dark, sinuous, unsettling and enigmatic. The volume does not disappoint. It gleams.' (M/C Review), and 'a thrilling work by a brilliant poet' (Southerly).
Salt Publishing, Cambridge, 2005
Screens, Jets, Heaven: New and Selected Poems
Salt Publishing, Cambridge, 2002
- essays and articles
Blog: Ruby Street
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Wikipedia: Jill Jones (poet)
- speaking engagements
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