Parneshia Jones

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American poet

Why Is Parneshia Jones Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Parneshia Jones is an American publisher, poet, and editor. In September 2020 she was appointed director of Northwestern University Press. Work An Affrilachian poet, Jones cites her undergraduate experiences at Chicago State University, studying under important black writers and scholars Haki R. Madhubuti, Dr. Kelly Norman Ellis, Dr. B.J. Bolden, Dr. Donda West, and a one-on-one chance meeting with Gwendolyn Brooks, who reviewed and red-marked Jones’ early poems and encouraged her to continue writing, as a milestone in her writing and editing career.

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