Jill Jones has published nine books of poetry, and a number of chapbooks. In 1993 she won the Mary Gilmore Award for her first book, The Mask and the Jagged Star (Hazard Press). Her latest books are Breaking the Days (Whitmore Press), and The Beautiful Anxiety (Puncher and Wattmann), which won the 2015 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry. Her work is represented in a number of major anthologies including the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature, The Turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry andThe Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry.
She has been an invited guest at most of the major literary festivals in Australia as well as poetry festivals in Canada and the Czech Republic, and has appeared as a featured reader in events in the US, UK and NZ. Her poems have been translated into a number of languages including Chinese, French, Czech and Spanish. She edited, with Michael Farrell, Out of the Box: Contemporary Australian Gay and Lesbian Poets. She has collaborated with photographer Annette Willis, artist Bruno Leti, artist and poet Angela Gardner, and other visual and sound artists on a number of multi-media projects, which have been presented at various festivals and events in Australia, NZ and the UK.She was poet-in-residence at Stockholm University for five months in 2014-15. She is a member of the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, University of Adelaide.