HENRY L. JONES
Henry L. Jones is a poet, performance artist, writer and author. A native of Detroit, Michigan Jones moved from Chiacgo to Nashville to join the Southern arts community. His expression, whether literary or visual work, deals with the inner forces which shape people and society. Jones has received many awards and honors for both his writing and artwork. He's been an editor of several magazines in which he created a regular poetry feature and greater coverage of the arts. His poetry has been published in anthologies, literary journals, magazines and newspapers. Recently, Jones published his first book of poetry, Run into Blackness: Feeling My Poetic Gumbo. Many media sources applauded his debut with wonderful reviews, features and interviews. In 2010 he was the featured poet for the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, Tennessee on Chapter 16 Stage. This lead to other invitations to perform at other festivals. The Tennessee Tribune selected Jones' book as a must buy for the holidays. He's a graduate of Fisk University and lives and works in Middle Tennessee.