Hub City Press to publish Ashley M. Jones's fourth book of poems

April 25th 2024

Hub City Press is pleased to announce that we will publish Ashley M Jones's fourth book, Lullaby for the Grieving, in the fall of 2025. Hub City Press’s third book by Ashley M. Jones, Lullaby for the Grieving finds the poet in the throes of profound grief in personal and political ways, but also in the throes of finding profound joy. In poems in traditional and received forms, Lullaby for the Grieving finds calm in unimaginable storms, and it attempts to listen for the sounds of healing therein. Ashley told us, "This book is my song of praise, grief, joy, and fear for this unprecedented moment in my life."

Read Ashley's work in recent appearances in Salvation South and on Poetry Daily. Find her previous poetry collections by Hub City Press here.

Ashley M. Jones is the Poet Laureate of Alabama (2022-2026). She is the first person of color and the youngest person to hold this position in its 93 year existence. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Florida International University, and she is the author of Magic City Gospel, dark // thing, and REPARATIONS NOW!, which was longlisted for the 2022 PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry. Jones is the founding director of the Magic City Poetry Festival. She is the Associate Director of the University Honors Program at UAB, and she is part of the Core Faculty of the Converse University Low Residency MFA Program. In 2022, she received a Poet Laureate Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets.

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