Saeed Jones

Born: 1985

Poet Saeed Jones was born in Memphis and raised in Lewisville, Texas. His poems engage themes of intimacy, race, and power, and often incorporate elements of mythology. Jones is the author of the memoir How We Fight for Our Lives (2019), which one the Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction. His debut poetry collection, Prelude to Bruise (2014), received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, which described the book as “a fever dream, something akin to magic.” Prelude to Bruise was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award. Jones earned a BA at Western Kentucky University and an MFA at Rutgers University-Newark. He has received a Pushcart Prize and has also been awarded fellowships from Cave Canem and Queer/Art/Mentorship. He is co-host of Buzzfeed’s AM to DM show, and he lives in New York City. Source