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Henry L. Jones (Writer & Artist)

A Creative Place, Tennessee, United States

My literary career is a constant adventure. I write primarily about cultural and social events in relation to African American culture.

My published work has enabled me to contribute to social causes as well as cultural events. That's the "artsy" side of me.

Other ventures opened doors for performances, exhibitions, and publications. As a result, I've published poems in various anthologies, magazines, journals and even newspapers.

My articles, from work as either a freelance, staff or contracted writer, have appeared in national and local newspapers and magazines. What have I written about?

Topics included: profiles, biographies, reviews (books, plays, and art exhibits) and some investigative journalism.

In the more commercial arena, my words helped to enhance material for clients. Work such as brochures, resumes, surveys, annual reports, promotions, and publicity.

My wordsmith lifestyle earned me some grants, fellowships, awards, commissions for both writing and art projects.

I've ghostwritten as well for some people. Everyone has a story to tell. I helped them to reveal the experiences and emotions from that story, that truth.

Not the self-censored, opportunistic versions, but the "real" passions and experiences which shaped my clients.

The inner story is what transforms a little piece of our world and memories. In the end, we know ourselves and each other better. Sprinkled with Fate's humor.

Isn't that our true search?

Interests: Subjects of interest include: Egpytology, ancient civilizations, African history (African American and other areas of the African Disapora), art history and science.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Houses of God (Booklet for Gospel CD)
  • A Guide to the Scott Joplin Collection: Letters of Correspondence
  • ROC the World: How to Make a Difference (co-author Wander Powell)
  • Poetry

  • Run into Blackness: Feeling My Poetic Gumbo
  • Tell Me No Lies
  • Children's Literature

  • (A Book in Progress)
  • Other

  • Coming Home: A Retrospective