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Saeed Jones


Saeed Jones is the author of "Prelude to Bruise," winner of the 2015 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry and the 2015 Stonewall Book Award/Barbara Gittings Literature Award. The poetry collection was also a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as awards from Lambda Literary and the Publishing Triangle in 2015. Jones was a co-host of BuzzFeed’s morning show, AM to DM, and previously served as BuzzFeed’s LGBT editor and Culture editor. Jones was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and grew up in Lewisville, Texas. He earned a bachelor's degree at Western Kentucky University and a master's of fine arts at Rutgers University-Newark.

His new book is "How We Fight For Our Lives."

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Books:
How We Fight For Our Lives
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Simon & Schuster
October 2019
ISBN 9781501132735
208 pages
$26.00, INSTORE
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From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power. More/less

Prelude to Bruise
Poetry
Coffee House Press
September 2014
ISBN 9781566893749
103 pages
$16.00, INSTOCK
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Offers a collection of poems that explore questions of masculinity, sexuality, race, and shifting identity.

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