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Noted Poet Jeffrey Thomson to Read at Eastern

Written by Este Yarmosh


Willimantic, Conn. - Poet Jeffrey Thomson will read from his work on March 18 at 4 p.m. in Room 301 of the Science Building at Eastern Connecticut State University.  He has written the poetry collections "The Halo Brace," "Renovation," "The Country of Lost Sons," and most recently "Birdwatching in Wartime."

  Thomson is also the author of two art books, "Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge" and "Blind Desire," as well as a poetry anthology titled "From the Fishouse."  He holds both his Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing and Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri.  Thomson's work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including the "Sycamore Review," "Indiana Review," and "Gulf Coast."  He is the recipient of several fellowships such as a 2005 Literature Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a 2006 Creative Artists Fellowship in Literature from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the 2008 Fellowship in the Literary Arts from the Maine Arts Commission.  Thomson is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Maine at Farmington.


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