Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a monthly reading by featured local poet, Henry L. Jones!
Henry L. Jones is an award-winning writer and visual artist who focuses on cultural, historical, and social issues. Jones published Run into Blackness: Feeling My Poetic Gumbo, (Pneuma Publishing International, Inc.) which received media praises. His next book in progress is Black Skillet Blues: Poetry without Cornbread.
At the Frist Art Museum, Jones poet taught poetry writing for the museum’s art appreciation Ekphrastic Poetry Program for the “Chaos and Awe” exhibition. Jones was selected as a 2019-20 Art Wire Fellow of The Porch and the OZ Arts Nashville partnership. Jones collaborated his poetry with photographer Carlton Wilkinson in “The African Male Museum,” a photography series which won the Individual Artists Fellowship (visual art). For the House of Blues Music Company and Platinum Entertainment, his poem, “Our Houses are Burning,” and essay about the Southern church burnings were commissioned for “Houses of God,” a gospel release. His poem, “Abstractions Heal,” was converted into a dance performance by the Rossi Turner Dance Troupe.
Jones’s poetry is published in The Porch Literary website, The Freedom Papers Anthology, Chicago Quarterly Literary Review,Blacks n Asia Magazine, Urban Flavor, The Black Digest, Beatlick News, Style Magazine, The Vanderbilt Review, Center Stage Magazine, Chicago Writes Journal, Healing Poems Journal, Pen & Prosper, On-line Dating Magazine, and more.
Jones is a Fisk University graduate who he lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and three children.