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Saeed Jones

October 19, Copley Square
Saeed Jones’s debut poetry collection Prelude to Bruise was the winner of the 2015 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for poetry and the 2015 Stonewall Book Award/Barbara Gittings Literature Award. The book was also a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award. Jones's latest book, How We Fight for Our Lives, is a haunting coming-of-age story about growing up black and gay in Texas, called "a powerful memoir filled with devastating moments" in Publishers Weekly's starred review.