Venus Jones is an accomplished poet, actress, and
teaching artist. She can be found waging peace through poetry at elementary
schools, high schools, and colleges. She grew up in Akron, Ohio and spent many
years in Tampa, Florida. Today she’s a resident of San Jose, California.

She earned an MFA in creative writing from
Mills College. She’s a former MTV intern and opened for Def Poetry on Broadway.
Her image has appeared in countless commercials, in a blockbuster film, on the
cover of a billboard, and on Spoken Vizions magazine.

Her poems have appeared in several printed
anthologies and online journals. Other publications include four self-published
spoken word CDs and two books entitled, She
and Lyrics for
In her spare time, she can be found laughing it up with Steve, who’s also her
best friend and husband of more than a decade.