Poetry. "Lynne Thompson's START WITH A SMALL GUITAR is a dazzling collection of love poems, wickedly wise and stitched with the darkest nuances of desire. These poems are rich in childhood play and the adult pleasures of consolation, yet even at their most reflective and speculative these poems are fleshed by the carnal. This new collection is either a handbook to bliss or the abyss, and she insists that the reader—each one of us—decide."—David St. John
|Publisher:||What Books Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)|
About the Author
Lynne Thompson is the author of START WITH A SMALL GUITAR (What Books Press, 2013) and Beg No Pardon (Perugia Press, 2007), which won the Great Lakes Colleges New Writers' Award in 2008. Thompson was commissioned to write poems for Scripps College's installation of a statue of Harriet Tubman and for Emory University's choreographic staging of Warrior Woman Pantoum. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her poems have been widely published in literary journals including Ploughshares, Sou'Wester, Indiana Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Prairie Schooner, as well as the anthologies New Poets of the American West and Mischief, Caprice & Other Poetic Strategies. Thompson is the Reviews & Essays Editor of Tebot Bach's literary journal, Spillway.