Constantine Jones

b.1992

Constantine Jones is a queer Greek-American thingmaker raised in Tennessee & currently housed in Brooklyn.

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[Ruins.In.Progress.] is my ongoing multimodal poetry project which combines elements of memoir, research, photography, sound-art & performance to document the collision of various aspects of my own identity as they exist with & further complicate my Queer experience--HIV + in a "post-epidemic" America / child of immigrants / Southern / Working-Class. Landscapes of urban & rural construction sites / demolition zones / gentrification areas serve as the points of collision for these identities while also providing a language for me to explore the strange kinship I feel for other structures & spaces in constant flux.

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EDUCATION

M.F.A. City College of New York [2017]

  • Discipline: Hybrid poetry / fiction / memoir

B.A. Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro TN [2014]

  • Major: Creative Writing
  • Minor: German Language & Literature

PUBLICATIONS

Hybrid photopoem “[ island bruise ]” & Poem “A NOTE ON THE TEXT—” published in Bombay Gin [2019]

Poem “ABSTRACT—[for potential reality]” published in Fugue [2019]

Poem “FOOTNOTE TO POLITICS1” & Story “Liver” published in SHIFT [2019]

Hybrid photopoem “[ news from below ]” published in Hematopoiesis [2019]

Hybrid photopoem “[ cloudy sunday ]” published in Stone Pacific Zine [2019]

Hybrid photopoem “[ please hold ]” published in Blood Tree Literature [2018]

Poem “THE GUT” published in The PEN Poetry Series [2018]

Contributor to HIV Awareness Project, And So It Happened [2018]

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Adjunct Assistant Instructor, CCNY [2015—present]
  • Courses taught: First Year Composition / Writing For the Humanities / Advanced Prose Workshop / Intro to Creative Writing Workshop / Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop
  • Managing Editor, Fiction [2016—present]
  • Publishing Assistant, Guernica [2015—2016]

AWARDS / READINGS

[2019]

  • Multimedia artwork on display at Visual AIDS Annual Exhibit & Benefit, Postcards From The Edge.
  • Poem “SCREENING” selected by Mark Doty as 2nd Prize Winner, Brooklyn Poets Walt Whitman Bicentennial Contest [2019]

[2018]

  • Multimedia performance of [ Ruins.In.Progress ] as headliner for
    Open Expression Salon, hosted by Lenox Café, Harlem New York.