I.S. Jones is an American-Nigerian poet located in New York City by way of California. She left all the California Sun behind in pursuit of poetry and the performance arts as a profession and life source. She is currently a TWH (The Watering Hole) fellow, holds an honorable mention from the Academy of American Poets, winner of the "Power Poetry" scholarship, and is a graduate student at Hofstra University. As a performance poet, I.S. uses the stage as a temple, a place of healing, to illuminate critical issues of race, gender, class, and overall societal disadvantages. When asked "What propels you to write and perform", she states, "I write because it is far too painful to sit in my silence." I.S. is a poet who is Black and loud about it while providing her audience poems that entertain and humble. She is currently co-editor at Chaparral, a online literary magazine. She is editor-in chief-of Upcoming Hip-Hop, a blog which spotlights and works with emerging hip-hop artists as co-host of a podcast The Encore Radio Show.