Cameron University’s Dr. Hardy Jones to be featured at Second Sunday Poetry Reading

Cameron University’s Dr. Hardy Jones, Associate Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages, will be the featured reader at Second Sunday Poetry on Sunday, March 13. Jones will read from his second book, “People of the Good God.” The free reading begins at 2 p.m. at The Depot, 200 South Jones Ave. in Norman.  Light refreshments will be served.

“In my 20s, I began a search to understand my family’s Cajun identity and how the culture evolved into the new millennium,” says Jones. “The result is ‘People of the Good God,’ a collections of essays which are a combination of self-explanation, food writing, travel writing and music writing that come together for a memoir that probes history, place and culture.”

Jones has served as Director of Creative Writing since 2008. He is the creator of “The Gold Mine,” a student art and literary journal. His first novel, “Every Bitter Thing,” was published in 2010.  

His fiction and creative nonfiction have been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, and his creative nonfiction has been awarded two grants. His short stories were anthologized in the 2009 “Dogzplot Flash Fiction Anthology,” “The Best of Clapboard House Literary Journal,” “Southern Gothic: New Tales of the South,” and “Summer Shorts II.” He is the co-founder and executive editor of the online journal “Cybersoleil” and is the flash fiction editor for 


March 7, 2016

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