jubilat / Jones Poetry Series

This series showcases established and emerging poets in a number of readings each year. All events are free and open to the public.

Next Event


Sunday, October 27, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

An informal Q & A session will follow the reading.

Featured Poets


  • Gillian Conoley
  • Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint

About the Poets


  • Gillian Conoley was awarded the 2017 Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. A Little More Red Sun on the Human: Selected Poems was published by Nightboat Books in October 2019. Her seventh poetry collection, PEACE, was named an Academy of American Poets Standout Book for 2014 and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Conoley’s work has received the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Fund for Poetry Award. Her translations of Henri Michaux, Thousand Times Broken, appeared with City Lights in 2014. Conoley is Poet-in-Residence and Professor of English at Sonoma State University, where she edits Volt.
  • Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint is the author of the lyric novel The End of Peril, the End of Enmity, the End of Strife, a Haven (Noemi Press, 2018), which won an Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. Her second book won the 2018 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2021. She holds a Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Denver and an M.F.A. in prose from the University of Notre Dame. She is currently a Visiting Writer at Amherst College.
Read a brief history of this series.

If you have questions, please call the jubilat office at 413-577-1064 or visit their website.

About jubilat / Jones:
jubilat / Jones
is made possible through generous support from the Friends of the Jones Library and jubilat literary journal, with additional support from the Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts and Action, the UMass MFA Program for Poets and Writers, and the Amherst Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.