Identify: Director, Northwestern College Press
Upon her appointment as director in September 2020, Parneshia Jones turned into one in every of handiest two Black girls lately main a school press. Previous to turning into director, Jones was once editorial director for industry and engagement at Northwestern College Press (NUP), which is the scholarly and industry publishing arm of Northwestern College. Jones earned her B.A. in English/inventive writing at Chicago State College, an M.F.A from Spalding College and finished the Yale Publishing Route. She has additionally served as an acquisitions editor and gross sales supervisor at NUP. A printed poet, Jones revitalized the clicking’s TriQuarterly imprint, creating its award-winning poetry record with acquisitions together with Head Off & Cut up by way of Nikky Finney, winner of the 2011 Nationwide Guide Award; Incendiary Artwork by way of Patricia Smith, winner of the 2018 Los Angeles Instances Guide Prize and 2017 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; Woodland Primeval by way of Vievee Francis, winner of the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; and Anagnorisis by way of Kyle Dargan, winner of the 2019 Academy of American Poets Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize.