Episode 13: Michal "MJ" Jones | Mills College
What's it like to write a poem from the perspective of someone you despise? Michal "MJ" Jones joins Jared to discuss their thesis project about the 2018 Hart family murders, writing from a place of anger, and pursuing an MFA as a working parent.
Michal ‘MJ’ Jones is a poet and parent in Oakland, CA. Their work is featured or forthcoming at Anomaly, Kissing Dynamite, and Borderlands Texas Poetry Review. They are an Assistant Poetry Editor at Foglifter Press, a journal curating queer and trans voices, and have fellowships from the Hurston/Wright Foundation, VONA/Voices, & Kearny Street Workshop. They are currently an MFA graduate fellow at Mills College. They can be found on Twitter @JustSayMJ and at their website michal-jones.com.
· "Hart Family, Before Driving Off Cliff, Hid Dark Life From View" by Matt Stevens [includes photo of Devonte Hart hugging a white police officer]
· Interview with Patricia Smith by Jon Riccio
· Elmaz Abinader, Professor, Mills College
· Juliana Spahr, Professor, Mills College