Dr Emma Jones (2002)

Jones, Emma

Dr Emma Jones (2002) is a poet. Her first poetry collection, The Striped World, was published by Faber & Faber in 2009. She read her Ph.D in English at Trinity.

Jones was raised in Concord, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney.

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 was poet-in-residence at the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere, Cumbria from 2009 – 2010 and has won numerous awards for her writing.

Her first book, The Striped World, has won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Best Collection and is shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.