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I. S. Jones is a queer American / Nigerian poet and music journalist. She is a Graduate Fellow with The Watering Hole and holds fellowships from Callaloo, BOAAT Writer's Retreat, and Brooklyn Poets. I.S. hosts a month-long workshop every April, called The Singing Bullet.
She is a Book Editor with Indolent Books, Editor at 20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, freelances for Complex, Earmilk, NBC News Think, and elsewhere. Her works have appeared or are forthcoming in Guernica, Washington Square Review, The Rumpus, Hesperios, The Offing, The Shade Journal, Nat.Brut, Puerto Del Sol, and elsewhere. She is the co-editor of the Young African Poets Anthology and is currently guest-editing for Lolwe.
Her work was chosen by the 2020 Madison, WI Poet Laureate as the winner of the Bus Lines Poetry Contest. She is an MFA candidate in Poetry at UW-Madison as well as the inaugural 2019-2020 Kemper K. Knapp University Fellowship recipient. She splits her time between Southern California and New York.
As an award-winning poet and editor whose works have appeared on literary journals of repute, being a guest-editor for Lolwe, what does fulfillment in the field of literature looks like to you?
I’ve read this question back to myself and I am bashful and proud of “award-winning poet”. I used recoil from such a phrase, but I am proud of the work I have done and of the work that I will do. I am grateful for the many blessings poetry has brought into my life, as there are few things I love more, I am more devoted to than poetry. And I love this question. I released myself from a frustration, resentment, and bitterness when I stopped putting a deadline or timeframe on major life milestones, such as being a judge for a book contest or putting out a collection of poems. I’ve learned to honor patience and growth by enjoying the long, sleepless nights dedicated to my labor. There is a lot I desire still, but fulfillment looks like serving the art of writing by being a guest-editor, by facilitating my workshop, The Singing Bullet, every year, by teaching in correctional facilities, by bringing poetry to those who need it most. And also besting myself on the page. May the work always startle and humble me.
Lara Tommy Kareem is an author who is also a literary publicist, editor, enthusiast and blogger based in Lagos, Nigeria. When she’s not working, writing, reading or catching up on her favourite TV shows, she can be found talking and taking pictures of and blogging about all things literary. You can find her on the internet here Naija Book Bae
Knowing the writer
Have you always written, or did your love for reading wake the writer in you?
I started writing when I was twelve years old. I was in my first year of secondary school. I read a lot and when I finished reading all the books on my reading list which my parents ensured they got for me, I would listen to my friends narrate stories from books they read. That was when I took up writing my own stories as a hobby.
Describe your writing space
To be very honest I don’t have a writing space, once I’m in the zone I can write anywhere as long as I can note things down and I’m with my story outlines. Be it lying on a bed, at a desk or couch.
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