Roger Jones received his B.A. and M.A. at Sam Houston State University, before earning his Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in 1986. He has had a wide publication record over the past thirty years that ranges from more mainstream poems to the exotic haiku, tanka and haibun. Jones currently teaches at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, for the Texas State University MFA. He lives in San Marcos, Texas with his wife and two children. He has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize in addition to his poetry prizes.