Lois P. Jones was the shortlist prize winner in the 2018 Terrain Poetry Contest judged by Jane Hirshfield. Other awards include the Lascaux Poetry Prize, the Bristol Poetry Prize judged by Liz Berry and the Tiferet Poetry Prize, with work thrice listed for the Bridport Prize and the National Poetry Competition. Jones has work published or forthcoming in Plume, Guernica Editions (2021), New Voices: Contemporary Writers Confronting the Holocaust (Vallentine Mitchell of London); Narrative, Verse Daily, Tupelo Quarterly and American Poetry Journal. Her poem Reflections on La Scapigliata was a featured film-poem for the 2019 Visible Poetry Project. She is the Poetry Editor for Kyoto Journal and host of Pacifica Radio’s Poets Café on KPFK. Her first collection of poems Night Ladder is published by Glass Lyre Press.
HOUSEKEEPING: Frida’s Future Kiss
After the palm reader told her no man would ever claim her,