Saeed Jones

Saeed Jones is BuzzFeed’s Executive Editor of Culture and co-host of Buzzfeed’s AM TO DM live morning show. His 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, and a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award. The collection was also a finalist for 2015 awards from the Lambda Literary and the Publishing Triangle. Jones won a Pushcart Prize for poetry in 2013, was a finalist for the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, and has also been awarded fellowships from Cave Canem and Queer/Art/Mentorship. His poetry and essays have appeared in publications including The New York Times, NPR, Guernica, Ebony, and Best American Poetry, among others. He joined the PEN America Board in 2016.