Poetry. Fascinated by what emerges from unlikely sources when absorbed into memory, Gale Marie Thompson's poems delight in what remains: John Wayne, Bewitched, turnip fields, camellias and canned figs, and—of course—kitchens. SOLDIER ON uses the light of the kitchen as a starting (and ending) point to explore remembered spaces, which take on new facets and textures in a flood of associations and the mind's endless cross-indexing. Inside a world of objects, people, and artifacts, SOLDIER ON constructs the language in which we love and lose love.
Gale Marie Thompson was born in Georgia and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. She holds a BA from the College of Charleston, an MFA in poetry from the University of Massachusetts- Amherst. Currently, she is working toward her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia, where she focuses on individual and cultural memory. Her writing has appeared in Best New Poets 2012, Guernica, Denver Quarterly, The Volta, Colorado Review, and others. She is founder and editor of Jellyfish Magazine.Author City: ATHENS, GA USA