POET KEN’S latest book published Summer 2020 in India! Meditations of Oneness - Book
Meditations on the Oneness  

Poet Ken's most recent interview

Lone Star Listens: Poet Ken Jones and THE WAY LIFE GOES

ARS POETICA IS OUR 2020 By PoetKen Jones

What is the purpose of these word seeds
In a country of hatred and disease?
A chance for lonely souls to feed
Rather then rage and riot their need.

As we share across this holy land
May we all understand
The King’s dream that together we stand
Is so close at hand.

I’m a peasant, royal fool, and jester
Seeking Justice as my gesture
May anyone who listens
Learn to live a bit better

For at the end of a day or life
We won’t be healed by the strife
But by the love we show each other
As equal sisters and brothers

KHJ 220pm CDT 10-20-20

 

 

Ken Jones

Poet Ken Jones

PoetKen Jones is a native Texan who has published ten full length poetry collections, numerous chapbooks and hundreds of individual poems in literary journals, anthologies, websites and other forums, as well as performing his original work for over 30 years as a Featured Poet at bookstores, conferences, festivals, and countless venues in Texas and across the United States. He earned a BA and MA in English/ Creative Writing from The University of Texas at Austin, taught college level English, Creative Writing, and other subjects for almost 20 years in Houston and has served on the Board of Public Poetry, (Houston),The Austin International Poetry Festival, and hosted a popular poetry reading series for almost ten years at Borders-River Oaks.

A few of his honors include:

 

Finalist for the West Chester Poets Prize

 

A Pushcart Prize nominee

 

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.

 

He is also a licensed attorney In Texas, practicing as a country lawyer in the Come and Take it Town of Gonzales, where he currently resides.

 

In the Life Care Center
Death came to stay
I wanted to share my Love
But they kept me away
What a way to go
Sent away to hide
Peering though a window
To The Other Side
They’re not trying to be mean
They’re just part of the machine
Where money fills the holes
In our empty souls
Now the government told me
Practice social isolation
I don’t care what they sold me
My heart isn’t their nation
So I stand outside my final home
Alone to the bone
Inside the virus is spreading
All that we’ve been dreading
In this world of unknowns
That we’re finally shedding
Or offering a welcome....

Chapbook On Viral Infectious  Disease 19
By PoetKen Jones 3-3-20 through 3-22-20

 

“I weep for the damned eventualities this future brings”
-F Scott FitzGerald

Letter from Quarantine South France 1920

 

 

PoetKen Live at the Whiskey a Go-Go LA, CA 2007
PoetKen Live at Starving Artist Gallery, Houston, TX 2014

 

Poet Ken's collections of poetry can be ordered at Amazon.com

Ken Jones Newest Collection of Poetry, 2019

Email Epistles
The biological definition of a "living organism "is one that responds to its environment Ken Jones responds instantly with lightning epiphanies. His creations far exceed the stimulus. Enjoy his responses!

-- thom woodruff, thom the worldpoet

Book Cover Pearls of Passion by KenJones

Pearls of Passion 2014,
a collection of love Poetry

Book Cover- Life Expectancy

LIFE EXPECTANCY
Ken Jones

Book Cover - Unutterable Blunders and Palace Disasters-KenJones

Unutterable Blunders and Palace Disasters
published by PlainViewPress in 2006.

Book Cover -Ceaseless Greasepaint in Combat Stance by Ken Jones

Ceaseless Greasepaint in Combat Stance
Published by Slough Press in 2007

Book Cover - Pleadings from the Pleiades by Ken Jones

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).

Book Cover Dormant Volcano

"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

Book Cover - Mr. Karma byKenJones

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

Meditations of Oneness - Book

Meditations on the Oneness
The impression stays with us that these poems of feeling and vision will attract all readers. In this book the poet displays the sublime beauty of intense imagination.

Hume Place Texas
Kenneth Hume Jones Down on the Drag, Austin, Texas 2018