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Jacqueline Jones LaMon

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Jacqueline Jones Lamon


April 10, 2019

Jacqueline Jones LaMon


Jacqueline Jones LaMon is the author of two poetry collections—Last Seen, a Felix Pollak Poetry Prize selection, and Gravity, U.S.A., recipient of the Quercus Review Press Poetry Series Book Award—and the novel In the Arms of One Who Loves Me. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College and UCLA School of Law, LaMon earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Poetry, from Indiana University Bloomington.

LaMon’s work has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Poetry, Ninth Letter, Mythium, Bellevue Literary Review, Callaloo and Crab Orchard Review. Noted by the NAACP in the category of Outstanding Literature, Poetry, LaMon served as president of Cave Canem Foundation, Inc., an organization committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets.

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