Thomas Jones

Title: Poet, Photographer, Educator
Location: Tuba City, Arizona, United States

Thomas Jones, Poet, Photographer, and Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of writing and photography.

Highly educated with a vast portfolio of written and photographic work, Mr. Jones has enjoyed a wildly successful career. He earned a JD from Columbia University in 1968, was able to study at Harvard University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1964, and previously studied in universities throughout Europe. Mr. Jones earned a Diploma of German Language and Lit.-Oberstufe from Goethe Institute in 1963 as well as a Diploma of French Civilization Studies from Sorbonne University in Paris in 1962. His work as a poet began at the University of Madrid, where he completed coursework from 1962 to 1963, and he has continued his work as a writer since then. Mr. Jones later earned an MFA in creative writing from George Mason University in 1992. Prior to this accomplishment, he worked as an attorney and legal assistant and worked as a teacher as well as dean of the language arts department at Greyhills Academy High School in Tuba City, Arizona.

Among his accomplishments, Mr. Jones fondly recalls when he read manuscripts of his poems in Washington, D.C., and The Embassy of India was impressed with this work. He was appointed by the government of India as visiting professor of poetry at Visva Bharati University, in Santiniketan, West Bengal, India, in 1992. His works include, but are not limited to, his poetry collections “No Prisoners,” in 1976, “Footbridge to India,” in 1990, “Madmen and Bassoons” in 1992, “Green Lake” in  1996, “Rez Dreamtime” in 2001, “Writing on Horseback” in 2004, and “India Poems: Songs of Sarasvati” in 2004. Additional works include “Canoeing the Moon and Other Poems” in 2005, “Nearing Palenque/Reflections on Native America” in 2012, and “Beyond Existentialism: New and Selected Poems: Black and White Photography” in 2017. Furthermore, Mr. Jones was a featured writer at the Rocky Mountain Writers Festival in 2006. As a testament to his success, he has been featured in has been featured in the seventh edition of Who’s Who in American Education and multiple editions of both Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.

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