Alice Jones

Apogee Titles:

Alice Jones’s books from Alice James Books are The Knot which won the Beatrice Hawley Award, and Isthmus winner of the Jane Kenyon Chapbook Award. Anatomy, a letterpress chapbook, was published by Bullnettle Press. Extreme Directions (The fifty four moves of Tai Chi Sword) was published by Omnidawn Press in 2002. Gorgeous Mourning won the 2001 Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America and was published by Apogee Press in 2004. Poems have appeared in PloughsharesPoetry, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Volt, Denver Quarterly, Kenyon Review,Verse, Zyzzyva, and in anthologies including Best American Poetry of 1994; Blood and Bone: Poems by Doctors; Verse and Universe: Poems about Science; and Vespers: Contemporary American Poems of Religion and Spirituality.

Her awards include fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and the National Endowment for the Arts, the First Annual Narrative Magazine Poetry Prize, and the Robert H. Winner and Lyric Poetry Awards from the Poetry Society of America. After practicing Internal Medicine for some years, she now practices psychoanalysis in Berkeley and is a supervising and training analyst at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.


Read an excerpt from Plunge here.

Read an excerpt from Gorgeous Mourning here.