Thom Young

Author's Bio

Thom Young is a writer from Texas. His last poetry collection A Little Black Dress Called Madness hit #1 Poetry in Germany. He is a 2017 Pushcart Prize nominee and his work appears in over a hundred literary journals including International Journal of Poetry, Poetry Quarterly, 3am magazine, Word Riot, Thirty West, and many more. He's one of Amazon's most popular poets and continues to churn out original thoughtful prose and poetry.

Publications and Prizes

Clockwise Cat, FishFood Magazine, No Extra Words, Poetry Pacific, Commonline Journal, New Verse News, Word Riot
Prizes Won: 
2008 Million Writers Award nominee/ 2016 Pushcart Prize nominee#1 Poetry book in Germany for my book A Little Black Dress Called Madness

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Bone Palace Ballet by Charles Bukowski by The Waiting Seed by Anthony Burgress
Favorite Books: 
Beneath The Wheel by Hesse, Ask the Dust by John Fante, Confederacy of Dunces by Toole, and Women by Charles Bukowski
Favorite Authors: 
Charles Bukowski, Herman Hesse, Hubert Selby Jr., Anthony Burgress

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Temple, TX
Raised in: 
New Braunfels, TX
Purple Onion (in The International Journal of Poetry) Purple Onion as I write another poem 3 gun shots kill something or someone maybe it's the old guy two houses down with the laughing Bulldog he finally had enough no more purple onions at 2am on Rye with yellow mustard he cried as his old lady pulled the trigger that's the end and ch. 5 is showing a re-play of the Rose Bowl parade and they don't look happy again.
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Last updated: Jun 18, 2017