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Michal ‘MJ’ Jones

Michal ‘MJ’ Jones is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet & parent in Oakland, CA. Their poems have appeared in Anomaly, Borderlands Texas Poetry Review, Obsidian, & TriQuarterly Review. Often addressing the haunting aspects of life, violence, and identity, MJ’s work blends the lyrical, documentary, and confessional modes. They are the Managing Poetry Editor at Foglifter Press, a journal for queer & trans writers, and have received fellowships from Hurston/Wright Foundation, VONA/Voices, & Kearny Street Workshop. They received their MFA in Creative Writing – Poetry from Mills College, where they were awarded the distinguished Community Engagement Fellowship. Their debut poetry collection HOOD VACATIONS is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in 2023.

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