Jamie Thomas

Department of Languages and Literature Ferris State University
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Author's Bio

Jamie Thomas is the author of Etch and Blur (Brick Road Poetry Press). He currently lives in Detroit (for now) and is a visiting professor in the Languages and Literature Department at Ferris State University. Recently he has poems at 32 Poems, 5 AM, The Chariton Review, The Missouri Review, New South, Salamander and online at Verse Daily. He can be found on the web at thenoviceisapprentice.wordpress.com.

Publications and Prizes

Etch and Blur
(Brick Road Poetry Press, 2012)
The Hecht Prize Anthology 2005-2009
(Waywiser Press, 2011)
32 Poems, 5 AM , Barrow Street, Chariton Review, Grist: The Journal for Writers, Hiram Poetry Review, Missouri Review, New South, Nimrod, Rattle, RHINO, Salamander, Sycamore Review, Lindenwood Review, Michigan Poet, Offending Adam, Third Coast, Verse, Verse Daily, Zone 3
Prizes Won: 
Finalist, Vassar Miller Prize, Etch and Blur. University of Notrh Texas Press, 2011 - Semi-Finalist, Felix Pollack Prize, Brittingham Prize, Etch and Blur. University of Wisconsin Press, 2010 - Semi-Finalist, DeNovo Prize, Etch and Blur. C&R Press, 2010 - Semi-Finalist, Anthony Hecht Prize, Etch and Blur. The Waywiser Press, 2009 - Semi-Finalist, Vassar Miller Prize, Etch & Blur. University of North Texas Press, 2010 - Semi-Finalist, The Hudson Prize, Migratory Patterns. Black Lawrence Press, 2009 - Finalist, Vassar Miller Prize, Migratory Patterns. University of North Texas Press, 2009 - Poem of the Week, "Migratory Patterns," The Missouri Review, April 2009 - Finalist, New Issues Poetry Prize, First Yell Fire. New Issues Press, 2007 - Poem of the Week, "ACME Love Poem," The Missouri Review, May 2007 - Recipient, Academy of American Poets Prize, "Lakeshore Limited" (2004).

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Mt. Clemens, MI
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Last updated: Feb 27, 2013