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Emma Jones (poet)

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Name  Emma Jones

Role  Poet
Emma Jones (poet) Emma Jones Literature
Education  University of Cambridge, MLC School, University of Sydney

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Emma Jones, or Emma Scully Jones (born 1977) is an Australian poet. Her first poetry collection, The Striped World, was published by Faber & Faber in 2009.


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Early life and education

Jones was raised in Concord, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney. Her father is Australian; her British mother had emigrated to Australia.

She studied at MLC School (in Burwood, Sydney), then worked and travelled abroad, returning to Australia to study English at the University of Sydney, where she graduated with the University Medal in 2001.

Jones entered the University of Cambridge in 2002, and received a PhD in English Literature from Trinity College, Cambridge.


Jones was poet-in-residence at the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere, Cumbria from 2009 - 2010.

Awards and nominations

  • 2010: New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards: Shortlisted for The Striped World
  • 2010: South Australian Premier's Awards: Shortlisted for The Striped World
  • 2009: Fellowship of Australian Writers First Prize Anne Elder Award for The Striped World
  • 2009: John Llewellyn Rhys Prize: Shortlisted for The Striped World
  • 2009: Forward Poetry Prize: Best First Collection for The Striped World
  • 2009: Queensland Premier's Literary Awards: Arts Queensland Judith Wright Calanthe Award for Best Collection for The Striped World
  • 2005: Newcastle Poetry Prize for poem Zoos for the Dead
  • References

    Emma Jones (poet) Wikipedia

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