I.S. Jones is a queer American/Nigerian poet, essayist, and former music journalist. She is a Watering Hole Graduate Fellow and holds fellowships from Callaloo, the BOAAT Writers’ Retreat, and Brooklyn Poets. Her works have appeared or are forthcoming in Guernica, Washington Square Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Rumpus, The Offing, and other publications. She received her MFA in poetry from UW–Madison, where she was the inaugural 2019–2020 Kemper K. Knapp University Fellowship recipient and the 2021–2022 Hoffman–Halls Emerging Artist Fellowship recipient. She is the director of the Watershed Reading Series with Arts + Literature Laboratory. Her chapbook Spells of My Name (2021) is out with Newfound.