Author: Don Thompson

Don Thompson was born in Bakersfield, California, and has spent most of his life in Kern County. He has been publishing poetry since the early sixties, including a dozen books and chapbooks. Back Roads won the 2008 Sunken Garden Prize. He was the subject of an LA Times profile, "Planted in the San Joaquin." He and his wife, Chris, live on her family's farm near Buttonwillow in a house that has been home to four generations. In 2016, he was selected as the first Poet Laureate of Kern County.

The Art of Stone Axes
Add to Shopping Cart 9781937968816
13 Currently In Stock PAPERBACK $20.50 5/1/2021

The Art of Stone Axes

Broadstone Books

Poetry. California Interest. The name of Don Thompson's new collection of quatrains derives from a quote by Randall Jarrell, describing a poet as "a maker of stone axes" and asking, "why make them now?" The answer to Jarrell's question may be found ...

Learn More...

Sign up for SPD e-newsletters