Category: Poetry/ General
Description: Mr. Karma is an intriguing collection from Ken Jones, a noted poet of Texas. This is also his first book of spiritual poetry; spiritual, that is, in his own light. Embrace witty and profane poetry at its best, and harness your sense of guilt!
Pages: 72 pages
Description: This collection of early work by poet and punk voice Ken Jones shows his versatile vocab and scientific approach to philosophy. As a cynical, yet humorous, poet, Jones can both revitalize your understanding and shake your worldview. Written with dry wisdom and a brutally honest engagement with life, Life Expectancy is what it sounds like: a death sentence!
Pages: 118 pages
Category: Lyrics in Music
Description: This book contains archival material from the 1980s Austin Alternative Music scene, as seen though the lens of one band: Austin’s Peace Corpse (later Corps) and their lead singer/ lyricist PoetKen Jones. In these pages you’ll find a treasure trove of lyrics, flyers, photos, tape covers, press clippings and more that document what made the Austin scene of that era a breeding ground for future world renown acts ranging from as the Butthole Surfers to Daniel Johnston, and serves as a history lesson about Austin, the music business, poetry and life itself.
Ken’s protest song for George Floyd went vital at over 18000 listens.
Author bio: Ken Jones has published seven full length poetry collections, half a dozen chapbooks and hundreds of individual poems. He performs his original poetry and music regularly. He has been a Finalist for the West Chester Poets Prize, A Pushcart Prize nominee, as well as the 2011 Critics Choice Award winner at the Houston Fringe Festival. The University of Texas at Brownsville has opened a permanent archive of his creative work in their library. His music project Face of the Apocalypse – about Mother Earth’s environmental issues was released December 2014. Most recently Ken has created a novelty record of humorous lyrics called “Keeping Up with the Jones.”