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Jill Jones
(Australia, 1961)   
 
 
 
Jill  Jones

Jill Jones is a poet and writer who lives in Sydney. She has worked in a number of different fields over the years: legal publishing, journalism, government information, public policy and arts administration. She has been a regular reviewer of books, theatre and music for a number of periodicals and is currently a film reviewer for the Sydney Star Observer. She was a co-founder, with Laurin McKinnon, of BlackWattle Press, and she co-edited (with Judith Beveridge and Louise Wakeling) A Parachute of Blue, an anthology of recent Australian poetry (Round Table Publications, 1995).

In 1993, Jones won the Mary Gilmore Award for her first book of poetry, The Mask and the Jagged Star (Hazard Press), and has since released a further six titles. Her work has been shortlisted for many of the main Australian poetry awards, including the National Book Council 'Banjo' Awards, The Age Poetry Book of the Year award, the Adelaide Festival Awards, and in 2003 she won the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize (NSW Premier's Literary Awards) with her New and Selected Poems entitled Screens, Jets, Heaven (Salt Publishing, 2002). Jill Jones has also worked with photographer Annette Willis on a number of mutlti-media projects including, most recently, “Sea Shadow Land Light”, which was first presented at “On The Beach”, a conference presented by the Edith Cowan University in Fremantle in February 2004.

© Michael Brennan

Poems
Saturday morning in Ashfield
The phantom division
Mother i am waiting now to tell you
The desert
When planets softly collide
Inside and outside houses
Interspersed
Whispers and courses
A taste for hunger
The night before your return
Facing the Harbour
Heat in a Room
The New Aesthetic
To Sleep Inside Rain
Dream horses

Essay
An Introductory Note by Michael Brennan


Bibliography
The Mask & the Jagged Star, Hazard Press,1993
Flagging Down Time, Five Islands Press,1993
The Book of Possibilities, Hale & Iremonger, 1997
Screens Jets Heaven, Salt Publishing, 2003
Struggle & Radiance, Wild Honey Press, 2004
Broken/Open, Salt Publishing, 2005
Fold, Unfold, Vagabond Press, 2005


Links
Jill Jones
Jill Jones’ homepage
Language: English

Rubystreet
Jill Jones’ weblog, Ruby Street
Language: English

Jill Jones’ page on John Tranter’s Australian Literary Resources site
Includes a biography, further examples of her work, reviews and statements.
Language: English

Complete list of links to works and reviews on the web
Maintained by Jones
Language: English

 



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