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Danell Jones’s poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in various publications including the Denver Quarterly, Beyond Baroque, Gingko Tree Review, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Tonopah Review, The Virginia Woolf Miscellany, and Virginia Woolf: Themes and Variations. She has been awarded the Jovanovich prize for poetry from the University of Colorado and has been a finalist for both the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference Poetry Prize and the PEN/Nelson Algren in Fiction. Jones has a Ph.D. from Columbia University, where she was awarded a Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities and a Bennett Cerf Award for her work on Virginia Woolf. She is the author of The Virginia Woolf Writers’ Workshop: Seven Lessons to Inspire Great Writing (Random House), Desert Elegy (Finishing Line), and An African in Imperial London: The Indomitable Life of A.B. C. Merriman-Labor (Hurst). She is a founder and instructor for the Big Sky Writers’ Workshop.
Currently, Jones teaches part-time at Montana State University Billings and offers community classes through the wonderful Big Sky Writing Workshops.
She likes to be involved with her community, so she serves on the Billings Public Library Foundation Board and the Montana Center for the Book Advisory Committee. She has been a strong supporter of This House of Books, giving generously of her time and talents.