Person Place Thing is an interview show based on this idea: people are particulary engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surprising stories from great speakers. Host Randy Cohen will be interviewing PATRICIA SPEARS JONES.
PATRICIA SPEARS JONES was awarded the Jackson PoetryPrize in 2017, one of the most prestigious awards provided to American poets; aPushcart Prize; and a Residency from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. She isalso a recipient of the Oscar Williams and Gene Derwood Award from The New YorkCommunity Trust; the Foundation for Contemporary Art in 1996. She is arecipient of grants and awards from the NEA, NYFA, and a Barbara DemingMemorial Fund Award in 2015. Spears Jones was named in Essence.comas one of its “40 Poets They Love” in 2010. In 2018, her poem “Seraphim” islisted in The New Yorker‘s Year in Poems. She is author of thepoetry collections: Painkiller and Femme du Monde from Tia ChuchaPress and The Weather That Kills from Coffee House Press and fivechapbooks including Living in the Love Economy. She has been a fellow atVirginia Center for Creative Arts (VCCA), Yaddo, the Millay Colony and in 2018was granted a Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, FL and an internationalresidency via The Bau Institute at Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France.
For twelve years Randy Cohen wrote "The Ethicist," a weekly column for the The New York Times Magazine. His first television work was writing for Late Night with David Letterman for which he won three Emmy awards. This live show is also taped and boradcast at a later date on public radio throughout the Northeast (WNYE, 91.5 FM in NYC).