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El Jones is a spoken word poet, professor, radio host, and community activist living in Halifax, where she served as Municipal Poet Laureate from 2013 – 2015. Her first book of poetry, Live from the Afrikan Resistance!, was published in 2014. Jones has taught at Dalhousie University, Acadia University, Nova Scotia Community College, and Saint Mary’s University, and she was recently named the Nancy’s Chair of Women’s Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University. She was selected as a Writers' Trust Rising Star by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.

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Rising Stars