Virtual Craft Happy Hour with poet Gale Marie Thompson

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Pop open a drink and join us for a FREE VIDEO CHAT about the craft of writing!

We’re joined by poet Gale Marie Thompson (HELEN OR MY HUNGER, SOLDIER ON) to talk about her brand new book, the craft of poetry, and whatever else pops up. Gale will be in conversation with Emily Holland, Managing Editor of Poet Lore.

FREE and open to the public, all times Eastern. Limited space.

RSVP below, and you’ll receive an email on or before June 18 with instructions for joining the chat via our video conferencing platform, Zoom.

We encourage you to order a copy of the book from the publisher, YesYes Books, or from your local independent bookseller! Order now »


Gale Marie ThompsonGale is the author of Helen or My Hunger (YesYes Books, 2020), Soldier On (Tupelo Press, 2015) and two chapbooks, Expeditions to the Polar Seas (Sixth Finch, 2013) and If You’re a Bear, I’m a Bear (2013). Raised in Georgia and South Carolina, Gale holds a B.A. from the College of Charleston, an M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, where she received the Robert H. West Award. She is the founding editor of Jellyfish Magazine and lives in the North Georgia Mountains, where she directs the Creative Writing program at Young Harris College.

Her work may be found in Gulf Coast, Guernica, jubilat, American Poetry Review, BOAAT, Crazyhorse, and others. Gale has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and her poems have received prizes including Best New Poets and Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. Her manuscripts have been shortlisted for contests including the National Poetry Series, Cleveland State University Poetry Prize, Akron Poetry Prize, Ahsahta Press Sawtooth Poetry Prize, Kathryn A. Morton Poetry Prize, and the Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award She has worked on the editorial teams of jubilat, Crazyhorse, the Fairy Tale Review, Slope Editions, and the Georgia Review.

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