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LB Thompson

422 First Street, Greenport, NY 11944
LBThompson27@gmail.com
cell: (917)-273-7963

EDUCATION:

M.F.A., New York University, May 2000

Creative Writing, Poetry

B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, Dec. 1996

Concentration in Creative Writing

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Whiting Writers Award, Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation – 2010 http://www.whitingfoundation.org/
  • Manuscript entitled Tendered Notes: Poems of Love and Money, winner of the Center for Book Arts annual chapbook contest. Monetary award and 100 copies of the chapbook letterpress printed and hand-bound by the Center for Book Arts, NYC – 2003
  • Rona Jaffe Foundation for emerging women writers, – 2002 http://www.ronajaffefoundation.org/past_recipients.html
  • Merit Stipend and Teaching Fellowship NYU – 2000
  • First Prize, Greenburg Arts and Culture Committee Poetry Prize. Judged by Rita Dove – 1996
  • National Writer’s Union Poetry Contest. Judged by Adrienne Rich – 1995
  • Stanley and Evelyn Lipkin Poetry Scholarship, Sarah Lawrence College – 1994
  • Level 1 Award and Scholarship, Arts Recognition and Talent Search, National Foundation for Arts Advancement – 1993
  • Princeton Poetry Prize – 1992

 

POETRY PUBLICATIONS, JOURNALS AND ANTHOLOGIES

  • The Writer’s Foundry Anthology — forthcoming 2017
  • Still Against War — anthology 2016
  • Pine Hills Review — September, 2015
  •  Stonecutter – Issue 3, 2012
  • Southampton Review – Summer 2010
  • IOU Anthology about Currency, forthcoming from Concord Free Press – 2010
  • Tricycle Magazine – Winter 2009
  • 1001 Artists’ Journal Pages, Quarry Press – 2008
  • Barrow Street – Summer 2005
  • Women’s Review of Books, three poems – 2004
  • The New Yorker – June 16, 2003
  • Lyric, two poems – Summer/Fall 2003
  • Pool – 2002
  • Fence – 2001
  • Southern Poetry Review –1996

 

PUBLICATIONS: PROSE, REVIEWS, AND INTERVIEWS

  • Pine Hills Review — Interview about collaboration with Ellen Wiener — September, 2015
  • The Brooklyn Rail —  Painter:Poet = Forest:Beast — September, 2014
  • Delirioushem.blogspot.com – Watching Steel Magnolias With Susan Sontag 2012 (forthcoming reprint in an anthology of essays on “Chick Flicks”
  • Trans-portal, Essay The Snow Man’s Eyes – Winter 2012 http://www.transtudies.org/Thompson.html
  • Art in America, Review The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock – June, 2011 http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-opinion/finer-things/2011-06-23/molly-peacock-the-paper-garden/
  • Tricycle Magazine, Column “What I’m Reading/Listening To” – Winter 2010
  • Prairie Schooner, Essay Torpor: Metaphors of Hibernation – Spring 2009
  • Slope – online literary review. Reviews of new single-author poetry books – 2004-2005
  • Crossings, The Journal of the Poetry Society of America, Interview with Marie Ponsot – 2002

 

 

READINGS, SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, CONFERENCES, COLLABORATIONS 

  • Longhand Forest & Fibonacci Monstrosity — exhibition at Long Island MacArthur Airport, Summer 2016
  • Conceptual Poetry Panel Presentation — at Pen and Brush with journal Handwritten Work. New York City, 2016
  • Lecture on the Poems of George Oppen — The Writer’s Foundry and St. Joesph’s College. Brooklyn, 2016
  • Drawing Closer: Ink & Wood — collaboration with Ellen Wiener at Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University
  • Rooftop Readings, NYC — Reading — August, 2014
  • Hidden City Orchestra — Performance at Horton Point Lighthouse — July, 2014
  • Music/Words, WFMT Chicago, collaboration with pianist Inna Faliks – April, 2012
  • Point Counterpoint, Andrews Gallery, William and Mary, collaboration with sculptor          Matt King – Fall 2011
  • Stony Brook Southampton Writers Conference, Readings and panels 2009-2011
  • Suffolk County Community College, Panel discussion and classroom demonstration on using autobiography in standard college writing courses – Spring 2009
  • Artsites gallery, Riverhead, NY, Reading in conjunction with text-based visual art show – 2009
  • Southampton Writers Conference, Panel participant – 2007
  • Brattleboro Literary Festival, Featured reader – 2005
  • National Council of Teachers of English, Presenter, NCTE convention. Designed presentation using the tools of poetry to teach listening and persuasion skills – 2002

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

The New School, MFA Program 2010-present

  • Text & Image, Interdisciplinary Masterclass in partnership with Parsons
  • Form Matters, Multi-genre Craft Course 2010-present
  • Negative Space as a Tool in Poetry
  • Error and Invention in Poetry
  • Conception and Construction in Poetry
  • Thesis Advising, 2013-present

Suffolk County Community College, 2008-present

  • Creative Writing
  • Developmental Writing
  • Standard Freshman Composition
  • Introduction to Literature

Rutgers University, Writers House 2010-2012 http://wh.rutgers.edu/

  • Introduction to Creative Writing, Undergraduate seminar

Stony Brook Southampton, MFA Program 2010-2011

  • Guest speaker, thesis reader

Dowling College, Fall 2008-2010

  • Principles of Writing, Undergraduate seminar

Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, Fall 2007

  • Modern Poetry, Undergraduate seminar
  • Creative Writing, Undergraduate seminar

SUNY Purchase, 2000-2001

  • College Writing, Undergraduate seminar

New York University, 1999 – 2000

  • Instructor, Creative Writing, Undergraduate seminar

 

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:

Freelance writing, editing, proofreading, for various print and on-line publications, including Persea, New Directions press, and editing pharmaceutical copy mostly through the agency Lyons, Lavey, Nichol, Swift in NYC.  2001-present

Research assistance and website maintenance using Dreamweaver software, design and content management for new site using WordPress for writer Ved Mehta http://www.vedmehta.com  2008-present

 

Hall Farm Center for Arts and Education: non-profit development and grant writing, planning, organizing and hosting the annual Brattleboro Literary Festival, Member of Hall Farm’s Board of Directors and programming committee, which oversaw the artists’ residency program, a cultural exchange and photography program for high school students, and arts integration programs in New York City’s School of the Future. 2002-2008.