Work of Kizzie Jones spotlighted during National Poetry Month

Kizzie Jones

In honor of National Poetry Month, Mark Boyd from Idaho read poetry daily from March 29-April 2 on Spokane Public Radio — and one of the works was the prose poem of Edmonds resident Kizzie Jones, “Our Grandmothers” from the anthology, “Writing In Place: Prose & Poetry from the Pacific Northwest.”

“I was deeply moved by Mark’s tender and melodic reading,” Jones said. “It was a nod to my work and honoring my Omi’s memory. It is less than three minutes long. Enjoy!”

You can hear Mark’s reading of Jones’ work here.

The anthology is available for purchase at The Edmonds Bookshop, The Neverending Book Shop and online.

  1. Thank you for sharing your poetry about your Omi…..My precious Nana left earth 17 years ago and I miss her everyday. I enjoyed listening to Mark read your poem too! Keep writing, your work is precious and keeps the memories of our Elders alive!

    1. Because of the close relationship with my Omi, Elders became my comfort zone. I chose to become a chaplain/spiritual care provider in a retirement home for most of my career. Yes, and every day my Omi was with me! Pleased my memories rekindled those of your Nana. Appreciate your kind words for my writing and Poet Mark Boyd’s reading.

    1. Thank you Nikki. Your writing reflects rich family history and memories. Appreciate your encouragement and continued support.

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