Thomas March


New York, NY

Author's Bio

Thomas March is a poet, performer, and critic based in New York City. Aftermath, his first poetry collection, was selected by Joan Larkin for The Word Works Hilary Tham Capital Collection and appeared in April 2018. His poetry has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, The Good Men Project, Pleiades, and RHINO, among others. His reviews and essays have appeared in The Believer, The Huffington Post, and New Letters. With painter Valerie Mendelson, he is the co-creator of A Good Mixer, a textual-visual hybrid project based on a 1933 bartender’s guide of the same name; excerpts from the project have already been included in curated shows at Westbeth Gallery and The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance. Appearing regularly in Lambda Literary Review, his poetry column, “Appreciations," offers appreciative close readings of excellent poems from recent collections by LGBTQ poets. He is the host and curator of Poetry/Cabaret, a new performance series that brings together the city’s top poets, comedians, and cabaret performers for a hybrid evening of emotional whiplash in response to a common theme. In recent years, he has written and performed monologues at a number of venues in New York City, including Ars Nova, The Duplex, The Green Room 42, Joe’s Pub, The Peoples Improv Theater, and Sid Gold’s Request Room. Twitter: @realthomasmarch, Web:

Publications & Prizes

Poetic Voices Without Borders 2 (Gival Press, 2009)
Poetic Voices without Borders 2 (Gival Press, 2009)
Aftermath (Word Works, 2018)
Between: New Gay Poetry (Chelsea Station Editions, 2013)
88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry
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Spoon River Poetry Review
The Account
The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide
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He has received the Norma Millay Ellis Fellowship in Poetry, from the Millay Colony for the Arts, and an Artist/Writer Grant from Vermont Studio Center. He is also a recent finalist for the Southwest Review’s Morton Marr Poetry Prize and Hunger Mountain Review’s Ruth Stone Poetry Prize.

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Springfield, IL
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Last update: Sep 25, 2021