Jill Jones

Jill Jones

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Jill Jones was born in Sydney where she still lives. Her work has been widely published in most of the leading literary periodicals in Australia as well as in a number of print and online magazines in New Zealand, Canada, the USA, Britain, Italy and India. She has worked in a number of different fields over the years: legal publishing, journalism, government information, public policy and arts administration and has also worked freelance as a writer and editor.
    Her first book, The Mask and the Jagged Star, published by New Zealand publisher Hazard Press, won the Mary Gilmore Award for a first book of poetry in 1993.
    A second book, Flagging Down Time, was published in late 1993 by Five Islands Press.
    Her third book, The Book of Possibilities (Hale & Iremonger), was published in 1997.
    Her fourth book, Screens, Jets, Heaven: New and Selected Poems, was published by Salt Publishing 2002. It won the 2003 Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize (NSW Premier’s  Literary Awards).
    Her fifth full-length book, Broken/ Open, was published by Salt Publishing in 2005. It was launched at the 2005 Sydney Writers Festival and subsequently shortlisted for The Age Poetry Book of the Year 2005.
    Jill Jones also keeps a weblog at Ruby Street and a website.

Material available on this site:

button A Selection of poems: Disrepair/ / Whispers and courses/ / Futurism at night/ / A calling/ / Dream horses/ / Winged/ / The Dissolve/ / Sun Before the Long Wait/ / Grass
— Temporal Jill Jones: poem/ essay “What is the electric life of words?”
Getting lost — my fifteen minutes, presentation for Sydney Poetry Seminar, 2003
Practising around ‘the authentic’, presentation for Sydney Poetry Seminar 2005

button Statements     button What reviewers have said

button Biography     button A Partial Bibliography     button Awards and prizes

button Jill Jones: Review of Collected Poems by John Forbes, and Homage to John Forbes, edited by Ken Bolton

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