How can one walk into this work and not be swept up in the tender shine of Thompson’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 You’re a Bear, I’m a Bear. Her work can be found in jubilat, Entropy, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Wanderer, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, TIMBER, 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, Crazyhorse, 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 teaching and scholarly interests 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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