Jill Jones lives on unceded Kaurna land. Her most recent books include Acrobat Music: New and Selected Poems, Wild Curious Air which won the 2021 Wesley Michel Wright Prize, A History Of What I’ll Become, shortlisted 2021 Kenneth Slessor Award and 2022 John Bray Award, and Viva the Real, shortlisted 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry and 2020 John Bray Award. In 2015 she won the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry for The Beautiful Anxiety, and in 2003 the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize for Screens, Jets, Heaven: New and Selected Poems.

Her work has been published in periodicals in Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Ireland, NZ, Singapore, Sweden, UK and USA. An entry on her work is included in the current edition of The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English. She currently writes and teaches freelance, and previously has worked as an academic, arts administrator, journalist, and book editor.


Jill Jones reads 'Blue Among a Map of Clouds'

Jill Jones on Red Room Radio


The Slide

Afternoon Grey In

My Ruined Lyrics

The Beautiful Anxiety