I.S. Jones

I.S. Jones is an American-Nigerian writer, educator, and music journalist from Southern California by way of New York. She is a Graduate Fellow with The Watering Hole, Callaloo, & BOAAT Writer's Retreat. In 2016, she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the Assistant Editor at Voicemail Poetry and Chaparral as well as the Managing Editor of Dead End Hip Hop. Her works have appeared in The Harpoon Review, The Blueshift Journal, SunDog Lit, Matador Review, great weather for MEDIA, Anomalous Press, The Shade Journal, the Black Voices Series with Puerto Del Sol, and in Nat.Brut Neuro-divergent women folio and elsewhere. She received her MFA in 2016.

A Field, Any Field

I believe you believe you meant me no harm,
yet violence was the first way you learned to hold anything.