JONES, Mavis

Mavis Jones attended school in Powell River and later received degrees from UBC and McGill. She worked as a librarian in Canada and England, and later as an ESL teacher to adults overseas and in Vancouver. With her husband, Paul, she turned her attention to local environmental issues. In l999 they were given the Vancouver Natural History Society's Davidson Award for their work in Conservation and Education. Mavis and Paul Jones most in their efforts to save the Marbled Murrelet. [See Paul Jones entry]. Fog Larks was published on the occasion of the couple's 60th wedding anniversary on September 25, 2014. It features a rare photo of a Marbled Murrelet chick taken by Keith Thirkell.

PLACE OF BIRTH: Powell River, B.C.

EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Previously librarian, ESL teacher for adults

AWARDS: Petra Kenney Poetry Award 2003:


Summer of Beautiful Days (Tidewater, 2001)
Her Festival Clothes -- Hugh McLennan Poetry Series (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001)
Flames and Courtesy (Hawthorne, l997)
Marbled Murrelets (FOC, 1993)
Texada Poems (Tidewater, l993)
Fog Larks: Poems by Mavis Jones (Seabird Press 2014)

[BCBW 2004] "Nature"