Biography of Kathleen Jones
Kathleen Jones is a poet and biographer. Born and brought up on a hill farm in the English Lake District, she lived for ten years in Africa and the Middle East, where she worked in broadcasting, before returning to England. She studied at Bristol University as a mature student with four children and now lives part of the time in Italy with her partner, who is a sculptor. She tutors creative writing and is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow.
Kathleen has been published in a wide range of poetry magazines, is the author of a poetry pamphlet, Unwritten Lives (Redbeck Press) and a new collection 'Not Saying Goodbye at Gate 21' published by Templar Poetry in 2011 and winner of the Straid Award for a first collection.
Kathleen Jones's Works:
Unwritten Lives, Redbeck Press
Not Saying Goodbye at Gate 21, Templar Poetry
A Glorious Fame, Bloomsbury publishing, Kindle e-book
Christina Rossetti, OUP, Kindle e-book
A Passionate Sisterhood, Virago, Kindle e-book
Catherine Cookson, Time Warner
Seeking Catherine Cookson's Da, Constable Robinson
Margaret Forster, an introduction, Northern Lights
Katherine Mansfield: The Storyteller, Penguin NZ, EUP
Kathleen Jones Poems
Not Saying Goodbye At Gate 21
(Wellington NZ: September 2010) The final call for boarding
How my flesh is split by it still! - that giving birth to the self that isn't self, but is so part of it that when she falls I bruise.
When I walk naked his eyes follow me from the bed
The brothers swill the farm dirt from their torsos at the kitchen sink
swill the farm dirt
from their torsos
at the kitchen sink
and sit at table
watching their sister
lift the heavy silver pot
to pour the tea.