Sue Ellen Thompson


Oxford, MD 21654-0513
(410) 310-9673

Author's Bio

My work has been read on NPR by Garrison Keillor and featured in Ted Kooser's "American Life in Poetry" column. I have read at the Library of Congress, the Carnegie Institute, the Hirshhorn Museum, the National Arts Club in NYC, and the Aran Island Poetry Festival in Ireland. I was resident poet at The Frost Place in 1998 and have taught at Middlebury, Wesleyan, Binghamton University, Central CT State University, and the University of Delaware as well as at The Writer's Center in Washington DC.

Publications & Prizes

The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry (Autumn House Press, 2005)
They (Turning Point, 2014)
The Golden Hour (Autumn House Press, 2006)
The Leaving: New & Selected Poems (Autumn House Press, 2001)
The Wedding Boat (Owl Creek Press, 1995)
This Body of Silk (Northeastern University Press, 1986)
Prizes won: 

Samuel French Morse Prize 1986
Pablo Neruda Prize 2003
Maryland Author Award 2010
Pushcart Prize 2015

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White, Scandinavian American
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Glen Ridge
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Roseland, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Aug 21, 2016