Madison P. Jones

PhD Candidate, Rhetoric & Writing Studies

Creative Writing

As a writing teacher and scholar, I am interested in the practice of writing across environments and genres. My interests in place-based writing also include ecopoetics and the emerging field of creative writing sudies. As a poet, my work encounters themes of place, loss, and environmental destruction. On this page, you will find a brief biography of my creative work and links to sample poems available online. For more information about my creative writing, visit my poetry website:


I am the author of the poetry collections Losing the Dog (Salmon Poetry, forthcoming 2022) and Reflections on the Dark Water (Solomon & George, 2016). My poems have appeared in journals such as North American Review, Prairie Schooner, Michigan Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, The Greensboro Review, and in anthologies including Mountains Piled upon Mountains: Appalachian Nature Writing in the Anthropocene. I was the recipient of the Robert Mount, Jr. College Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets and a Literary Award from the F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, among other awards. I regularly review poetry collections and have written for Kenyon Review Online, Birmingham Poetry Review, storySouth, The Journal, and elsewhere. In Spring 2020, I will serve as writer-in-residence at Wolfe Cottage as part of an award from the Fairhope Center for Writing Arts.

Sample Poems Available Online

From Losing the Dog

From Reflections on the Dark Water

Other Poems: