Patricia Spears Jones (born 1951) is an American poet. She is the author of two collections books of poetry: The Weather That Kills and Femme du Monde. Patricia Spears Jones was the co-editor for Ordinary Women: Poems of New York City Women. Her poem, "Beuys and the Blonde" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
A native of Arkansas, Patricia Spears Jones lives in New York City. She received her BA from Rhodes College in 1973 and her MFA from Vermont College in 1992. She has been a constant presence in the New York writing community.
We are at the genesis of a bolero
eyes, lips, thick, kinky dreads
beds, cars, stars
a singer's words curve
One more year alive.
Exploding fireworks precisely timed.
At the corner of the avenue young men slap five.
Discrete are the rhythms of waltzes
For a hummingbird in Hawaii
And an empty corridor at Heathrow
For the boy with a kite