How can one walk into this work and not be swept up in the tender shine of Thompsonโ€™s words?
— Carleen Tibbetts, American Microreviews & Interviews
 
Reading "Sometimes You're Nothing But Meat: Adult Ballet and Bodies" (Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 2016)

Reading "Sometimes You're Nothing But Meat: Adult Ballet and Bodies" (Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 2016)

Gale Marie Thompson is....

a writer, editor, scholar, teacher, baker, and yeller. She edits Jellyfish Magazine. Currently she is Visiting Professor in the Writing Department at Grand Valley State University, and lives in Grand Rapids, MI.

Gale is the author of Soldier On (Tupelo Press, 2015), Helen or My Hunger (YesYes Books, 2020) and two chapbooks: Expeditions to the Polar Seas (Sixth Finch, 2013) and If Youโ€™re a Bear, Iโ€™m a Bear. Her work can be found in Tin House Online, Crazyhorse, jubilat, BOAAT, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, Guernica, Foundry, and others. She has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. She has worked on the editorial teams of jubilat, CrazyhorseFairy Tale Review, Slope Editions, and the Georgia Review.

Gale holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Georgia, where she received the Outstanding Teaching Award, as well as the Robert H. West Award for outstanding graduate student. Her research areas include the long poem and poem sequences, the lyric essay, gender studies, memory studies, Modernism, trauma theory, memory and racial/national identity, and literature of the Holocaust.  

 
 
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Reading from Helen or My Hunger

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