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Dr Emma Jones

Education and Experience

Emma Jones received her B.A. (Hons) from the University of Sydney and her Ph.D. from Cambridge for a thesis on Christina Rossetti. Her first collection of poems, The Striped World, was published by Faber in 2009 and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Queensland Premier's Judith Wright Calanthe Prize for Best Collection, and the Anne Elder Award, and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, among others. In 2013 her libretto for City Songs, with music by Eriks Esenvalds and Imogen Heap, premiered at the Round House. Emma has held fellowships at the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere, the B.R. Whiting Library in Rome, and was the inaugural Gould Lector in Writing at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Research Interests

Emma is interested in nineteenth and twentieth century poetry, and in broad questions of poetics and poetic meaning, particularly metaphor. She is at work on a novel and a new collection of poems.

Dr Emma Jones

Contact information

Room: KH 001
Phone: 2626

Consultation hours:
Wed 11am - 1pm

Research Profile on PURE

School role

Honours Adviser (S1)