Emma Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney, and a PhD in English from the University of Cambridge. She won the Newcastle Poetry Prize in 2005, and has been the recipient of an emerging writer’s grant from the Australia Council for the Arts, and the Harper-Wood Studentship in English Poetry and Literature from St John’s College, Cambridge. In 2009 she was appointed Poet-in-Residence for the Wordsworth Trust. Her collection of poems, The Striped World was published by Faber & Faber in 2009. 

Emma's poem 'Bollywood Lyric' was put to music and moving images for The Poetry Picture Show.