El Jones

El Jones is a poet, professor, community advocate, and prison abolitionist from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was the fifth Poet Laureate of Halifax, and the fifteenth Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University. She is a co-founder of the Black Power Hour, a radio show collective with prisoners on CKDU 88.1 FM. Her book of poetry and essays about state violence, Canada is So Polite, is forthcoming from Gaspereau Press.