Saeed Jones

Saeed Jones was born in Memphis, TN and raised in Lewisville, Texas. He received his MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers University – Newark. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Western Kentucky University where he won the Jim Wayne Miller Award for Poetry. His poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His chapbook When the Only Light is Fire is forthcoming from Sibling Rivalry Press. He has studied with writers like Tom Hunley, Dale Rigby,Rigoberto Gonzalez, Rachel Hadas, and Tayari Jones.

Prize anthology mentions

Pushcart (Poetry) 2014

Best American Poetry 2015

Pushcart (Poetry) 2018

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