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Jeffrey Thomson

Jeffrey Thomson is the author or editor of nine books across genres including fragile, a
memoir, Birdwatching in Wartime, winner of both the 2010 Maine Book Award and the 2011 ASLE Award in Environmental Creative Writing. The Complete Poems of Catullus: an Annotated Translation, and From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great. He has a new poetry collection forthcoming in 2017—The Belfast Notebooks—and translations of a Cuban poet, Juan Carlos Flores, due out in 2018. His New and Selected Poems will be published by Alice James Books in 2019. He has been the recipient of an NEA Poetry Fellowship, a Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, a Distinguished Fulbright Scholarship to the Seamus Heaney Poetry Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland, a Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, and the Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellowship at Brown University. He has read his work widely across the United States and Europe, and is currently professor of Creative Writing at the University of Maine Farmington where he teaches poetry and nonfiction.