Juanita Torrence-Thompson

P.O. Box 671058
Flushing, NY 11367-1058

Author's Bio

Juanita Torrence-Thompson was nominated Woman of the Year (2009) by the American Biographical Institute Board for International Research. The American Association of University Women named her a Woman Who Makes a Difference and who is Dedicated to Diversity. Ms. Torrence-Thompson's 8th book of poetry is The Sccret Life of Scrambled Eggs (Torderwarz Publishubg, 2013). Talking With Stanley Kunitz (Torderwarz, 2012) , was a finalist in Many Mountains Moving contest. Breath-Life poems were nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Möbius, The Poetry Magazine, a “best pick” for six years by Small Press Review. Her 2007 book, New York & African Tapestries, was a “best pick” by Small Press Review. Her poetry has been translated into 15 languages and appears in 12 anthologies and dozens of U.S. magazines and abroad. She writes a poetry column for New York and Massachusetts newspapers – print and online. She was the featured poet at National Federaiion of State Poetry Societies convention at the San Antonio Hilton and at the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Queens Borough Bridge in New York. She has been a headliner reading in South Africa, Singapore, Switzerland, Canada and the U.S. Torrence-Thompson is a former adjunct Professor at the College of New Rochelle, conducts poetry workshops, produces and hosts poetry salons. Ms. Torrence-Thompson has an M.A. from Fordham University and a B.S. from SUNY, Empire State College. She was honored for outstanding achievements by SUNY, ESC and received Meritorious Award from the National Urban League.

Publications and Prizes

(Scopcraeft Press, 2009)
, Forgotten Borough
(SUNY Press, 2011)
, New York and African Tapestries
(Fly By Night Press, 2007)
(Red Hen Press, 2011)
An Eye For An Eye Makes the Whole World Blind: Poets on 9/11
(Regent Press, 2002)
, Forgotten Borough
(SUNY Press, 2011)
, Forgotten Borough
(SUNY Press, 2011)
, Herstory
(elizaPress, 2007)
, Long Island Sounds 2009 An Anthology of Poetry
(The North Sea Poetry Scene Press, 2009)
, poem, home: An Anthology of Ars Poetica
(Paper Kite Press, 2009)
, Spirit in the Words: Moving People Through Poetry
(Daimler Chrysler Publications, 1999)
, The Brownstone Poets 2010 Anthology
(Patricia Carragon, 2010)
AIM Quarterly, Appearances, Array, Ars Poetica, Art With Words Quarterly, California State Poetry Quarterly, Caprice, Chaminade Literary Review, Clark Street Review, Conceit Magazine, Curbside Review, Edgz, First Literary Review-East, Footsteps, Freshet, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Identity Theory, Jones Ave, Laurels, Lips, Main Street Rag, Marsh Hawk Review, Mobius, The Montserrat Review, New Laurel Review, New Mirage Journal, Paterson Literary Review, Pedestal Magazine, Pegasus, Phantasmagoria, Poetry Motel, Poetry Nottingham, Quantum Leap, Queens Times, Reverie: Midwest African American Literature, River Poets Journal, San Fernando Poetry Journal, Snail's Pace Review, Spillway Magazine, Sublime Odyssey, The Courier, Tucumcari Literary Review, Westview, Women's Work, Yefief
Prizes Won: 
PUSHCART PRIZE Nominee (poetry) First Prize: New York Public Library Detroit International Poetry Award -- 3 awards Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry Award Margaret A. Walker Short Story Competition (twice) Many Mountains Moving Poetry Award -- Finalist Writers Digest Awards in poetry, feature articles, short fiction & children's fiction Editor's Choice Award -- Nashville Newsletter (poetry) Editor's Choice Award -- Robins Nest (poetry)

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Last updated: Mar 18, 2013