bull-jean & dem/dey back contains the bull-jean stories (originally published in 1998 by RedBone Press) with an Opening by Mary Anne Adams and Closing by Virginia Grise along with a new piece titled, bull-jean/we wake with an Opening by Celeste Henery and Closing by Signe Harriday.
The Sledgehammer Series imprint (of Tripwire Harlot Press) are publishing Migdalia Cruz’s new play collection Impossible Plays (2024) which features visual art by Christian Potter Drury, and, my collection titled, Before You Go (2025) which includes interactive opportunities for the reader to participate in the construction of the book. Stay tuned HERE.
A new critical edition for the 100th anniversary of Jean Toomer’s 1923 novel features LYRIC FICTION / CRITICAL INVITATION / ORACULAR CARD DECK is now available thanks to project editors Diane Exavier, Carlos Sirah and Anne de Marcken.
Published by The 3rd Thing Press
In June 2022, myself and my long time collaborator/art-brother Daniel Alexander Jones had a conversation about the pragmatics of making art and engaging the communities--living and ancestral--from which our work emerges.
Published by 53rd State Press.
Sharon and Omi Osun Joni L. Jones essay titled,
Black Desire, Theatrical Jazz, and River See, in:
TDR/The Drama Review, Winter 2014, Vol. 58, No. 4. EdS Jill Dolan and Stacy Wolf.
love conjure/blues excerpt in Mouths of Rain an Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought edited by Briona Jones
dyke/warrior-prayers redux (excerpt) in
Cream City Review Vol. 39, Issue 1
An excerpt from con flama in Windy City Queer
Litany-Blood In The Soil/Texas in A Students’ Treasury of Texas Poetry
dyke/warrior-Prayers excerpt in Voices Rising
interlude #21: the road to Higher Power in Spirited: Affirming The Soul And Black Gay Lesbian Identity
con flama excerpt in New Monologues For Women By Women
sunshine & home in Affirming Flame: Writings By Progressive Texas Poets
bull-jean slipn in & bull-jean & trouble excerpts from the bull-jean stories, in Role Call – A Generational Anthology Of Social And Political Black Literature & Art
Excerpts from love/rituals & rage and dyke/warrior-Prayers in Kente Cloth: Southwest Voices Of The African Diaspora
Omi Osun Joni L. Jones and I are proud to say that a piece that we co-wrote is in: Teaching Black: The Craft of Teaching on Black Life and Literature. Edited By Ana-Maurine Lara, drea brown
A Tribute for raulrsalinas in QUEER CODEX: ROOTED!
a wo’mn called sir in First Person Queer: Who We Are (So Far)
Street/Angels & Clarity in Check The Rhyme: An Anthology Of Female Poets & Emcees
Dona Julia in Red Light: Superheroes, Saints, and Sluts
con flama excerpt in Is This Forever, Or What?: Poems & Paintings From Texas
amniotic/flow excerpt in Red Boots & Attitude: The Spirit Of Texas Women Writers
Generational Anthology Of Social And Political Black Literature & Art sonata blue excerpt in Ma-Ka Diasporic Juks: Contemporary Writings by Queers of African Descent
that beat in Does Your Mama Know: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories
Omi Osun Joni L. Jones’s Theatrical Jazz: Performance, Àṣẹ And The Power Of The Present Moment
Francesca Royster’s Queering the Jazz Aesthetic: An Interview with Sharon Bridgforth and Omi Osun Joni Jones, in Volume 25, Issue 4, December 2013, Journal of Popular Music Studies
In Love and Abolition, Alison Rose Reed traces how the social life of Black queer performance from the 1960s to the present animates the unfinished work of abolition. I am proud to say she has included my work in her scholarship. More HERE.
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