Hardy JonesHardy Jones, author of the novel Every Bitter Thing (Black Lawrence Press, 2010) and the forthcoming memoir People of the Good God (Mongrel Empire Press) will read from his work at Second Sunday Poetry on October 12  at The Depot, 200 South Jones.  The reading, for which there is no charge, begins at 2:00 pm.

Hardy Jones’ essay “Dry Gumbo” is nominated for a 2014 Pushcart Prize. His fiction and nonfiction has appeared in journals such as the Red Truck Review, Louisiana Folklife Journal, Litterbox Magazine, The Straitjackets, Driftless Review, Dark Sky Magazine, The Furnace Review, and The Jabberwock Review. 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

Jones is an Associate Professor of English and the Director of Creative Writing at Cameron University.  He is the co-founder and Executive Editor of the online journal Cybersoleil, and he is the Flash Fiction Editor for Sugar Mule.  His website is www.hardyjoneswriting.com and he is on Twitter @HardyJonesWrite. 

Hardy splits his time between Lawton, Oklahoma and Si Sa Ket Province. 

Second Sunday Poetry is a long time program of The Depot hosted by Carl Sennhenn, former Oklahoma Poet Laureate and two time Oklahoma Book Award winner.