Danielle Jones, poet and multimedia artist, creates texts that play with graphic, electronic, and physical forms. She is most interested in projects that not only merge poetry and architecture, virtual and material, aesthetic and experimental, but that also push the possibilities and blur the boundaries of each of these areas. Jones often collaborates with her husband Kreg, who is an architect, on her various projects. She is currently competing a Ph.D. in English at SUNY-Albany and is writing a creative dissertation that incorporates the above interests. She has published, presented, and been recognized in a variety of forums including winning the Phyllis Hurd Liston Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets for the poem “A Cosmology”, commissioned to write the poem “To Show the Existence of Unreal, Subjective Space” for a M.C. Escher exhibition at the Hiraklidon Museum in Athens, Greece, presented her work at the International Electronic Poetry Conference and participated in the 2004 Breadloaf Writers Conference. Four of her poems were recently featured in the journal MindFire and her electronic poetry will be featured in the forthcoming edition of The Little Magazine.
Kreg Jones works for John G. Waite and Associates Architects—one of the premier design firms for restoration and preservation architecture. Their work includes restoration of the Baltimore Basilica of the Assumption, the Tweed Courthouse, and the Susan B. Anthony home. Kreg’s projects currently include plans for Niskayuna Reformed Church Facility, Grooms Tavern and a renovation of the Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga—a historic church near downtown that will include a performing arts center. Kreg comes to architecture with a background in Business Finance and experience running a construction company. His competition awards include an ACSA Charter School Design, a PCEI Shelter Plan, and a Pacific Northwest Home Design which is currently under construction.