Brief Literary Bio
Paul Jones has published poetry in many journals including Poetry, Hudson Review, River Heron Review, Broadkill Review, and North Carolina Literary Review as well as in cookbooks, in travel anthologies, in collections about passion, love, and in The Best American Erotic Poems: 1800 – Present. Recently, he was nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and two Best of the Web Awards. His chapbook is What the Welsh and Chinese Have in Common.
A manuscript of his poems crashed on the moon’s surface in 2019.
His book, Something Wonderful, became available in November 2021 from RedHawk Publications (and your favorite bookstore).
In November 2021, Jones was inducted into the NC State Computer Science Hall of Fame.
Jones is Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Writers Network and a member of the Carrboro Poets Council.
I am now:
Vice President of the Board of Trustees of North Carolina Writers Network
Member of The Founders Advisory Council for The Arch Mission Foundation – Our mission is to preserve and disseminate humanity’s most important information across time and space, for the benefit of future generations.
Prior to my retirement on July 1, 2020, I held three positions at UNC-Chapel Hill:
Clinical Professor at the School of Information & Library Science
Director of ibiblio.org
Director of the Masters Program in Information Science at UNC SILS
In the past, I have also been:
Clinical Professor at the School of Media & Journalism
Strategic Consultant, Informatics at IntraHealth International
Board Member At Large of the N C Poetry Society
Member of the Advisory Board for the Irish Tech Society
For more see my LinkedIn profile.
I am easily contacted on most social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc) as smalljones and on Mastodon as @smalljones at @triangletoot.party. Although I gave up email on June 1, 2011, an email sent to email@example.com will return a reply with an extensive list of ways that you might reach me or perhaps I’ll answer in person after some delay. I will also answer my phone or, if unavailable at the time of your call, will return your call.
In 1990, I won the North Carolina Writers’ Network Chapbook Award for What the Welsh and Chinese Have In Common. I made an online version of the book in 1993 after physical copies sold out.