Jill Jones

Jill Jones has published nine full-length books of poetry including Breaking the Days (2015), The Beautiful Anxiety (2014), which won the 2015 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Poetry, and Ash is Here, So are Stars (2012). Her work is represented in major anthologies including the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature and The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry. She is a member of the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, University of Adelaide. She was poet-in-residence at Stockholm University for five months in 2014-15.

States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | 'Temper' by Jill Jones

States of Poetry South Australia - Series One 22 February 2016
They say morning's temperbinds you to this worldof taking. As if the air said,all you need is to scramor laugh. If it's real payback,why try to earn it.There are better things to dowith your shoes.This is no mystery.Movement chafes expectancytill it hurts and hackles.It's a pissing contest,round that hewthe hours hand you.You can't whimper.This, also, isn't a mystery.It's half way day.The dog's at ... (read more)

States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | 'Bent' by Jill Jones

States of Poetry South Australia - Series One 22 February 2016
I am history nowin the scales, the age of sounds I make sense then drop itit gets dirty, it breaksthe ants carry it I am bent at the switchmy tapes of the archivedecay, loops stutterglitch arias I am bent at the floorfacts roll under the chairlittle dust songsor songs outsidethe parrots know and I am still my speciesstruck, listening   Jill Jones Recording ('Bent' begins at 6:21) ... (read more)
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