lit vita - Paul Jones

Paul M. Jones - Literary Vita


Hickory, NC February 5, 1950


BS in Computer Science 1972 NCSU
English Graduate Courses at one per semester about 6 semesters UNC-CH
MFA Poetry 1993 Warren Wilson College

Employment (present):

Director of MetaLab, UNC-CH
Faculty School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UNC-CH
Faculty School of Information and Library Science, UNC-CH

Literary Activities:

Editor of Internet Poetry Archive (UNC Press 1994 - present)
Director of ArtsCenter's Poets' Exchange (1978-1990)
Vice-President of the North Carolina Writers' Network (1984-1987)
Poetry Editor of Cardinal, An Anthology of North Carolina Writers (1985)


Reviews and articles in Pembroke Magazine, Southern Humanities Review, The Independent (Durham,NC), Winston-Salem Journal and Charlotte Observer.

Critical Writing (other than reviews):

"A Stone in the Midst of 'Easter 1916'" American Conference of Irish Studies. Southern Regional Conference. March 1992.
Headnote on Raymond Carver, D. C. Heath Anthology of American Literature (October 1993).
Teacher's Guide entry on Raymond Carver, D. C. Heath Anthology of American Literature (Spring 1994).
Interview with Charles Edward Eaton. Paintbrush, Northeast Missouri State University Autumn 1992.


Hellas Award Finalist - 1993
Guy Owen-Tom Walters Poetry Contest (Charles Wright-final judge) North Carolina State University - Second Place - 1992
Chapbook Award (Maxine Kumin-final judge) North Carolina Writer's Network - 1990
Carolina Quarterly Poetry Prize - 1979
Cold Mountain Review Poetry Contest - Finalist - 1980
Lyricist Poetry Contest - Mention - 1980, 1984
NC Arts Council Writers Fellowship - 1981
Emergent Poets Reading Series Competition (WUNC radio) 1987
Writers and Readers Series Competition (NCWN) - 1988
Theodore Christian Hoefner Award (Southern Humanities Review) - 1987 North Carolina Poetry Society Awards - 2018