Poet Ken at the world famous Whiskey a Go- Go 2007

"Preorders are now available for Ken Jones' upcoming book, Dormant Volcano!!! Grab your copy early!

When They Diagnosed Me

Philosophy, poetry, politics, and people, Ken Jones’ Dormant Volcano covers a wide range of topics and expertly at that. Jones combines traditional devices with an experimental twist in order to tackle an intriguing array of subjects. Jones does not stick with what one would expect a poet to stick with in a collection, something I appreciate. The collection, though long, does not get stale, rather it gets more intriguing the further you go-- some of my favorite poems of the work are in the last section—definitely a collection I could not put down.
—Emily Ramser, Author of I Forgot How To Write


Ken Jones has published five full length poetry collections, half a dozen chapbooks and hundreds of individual poems. He performs his original poetry and music regularly. He has been a Finalist for the West Chester Poets Prize, A Pushcart Prize nominee, as well as the 2011 Critics Choice Award winner at the Houston Fringe Festival. The University of Texas at Brownsville has opened a permanent archive of his creative work in their library.

His collection Unutterable Blunders and Palace Disasters was published by PlainViewPress in 2006. Ceaseless Greasepaint in Combat Stance Published by Slough Press in 2007


Pleadings from the Pleaides (Poetry in the Arts Publications), available at www.poetryinarts.org and his latest chapbook is Bones of Rebellion (Brave New Books chapbook series).


His latest full length books are:

MR KARMA (Transcendent Zero Press 2013) is a collection of spiritual poetry.

Pearls of Passion 2014, a collection of love Poetry


His music project Face of the Apocalypse  – about Mother Earth's environmental issues was released December 2014


Most recently Ken has created a novelty record of humorous lyrics in multiple genres. "Keepin' Up With the Jones" Which can be found on CD Baby


Poet Ken at Starving Artist Gallery Houston Texas, 2014

Hello Ken: I saw your performance last Sunday, and thought the whole thing was brilliant: horrifying, and hilarious in a macabre way. It speaks artistically to a basic truth about the world we live in, and is a challenge to people who see it. I hope it is performed repeatedly, and taken up by others in other locales. Kudos to you and the performers; I'm sure performing this piece also required some boldness and daring on everyone's part.

Best regards,

Frank Harper