The poet Jack Gilbert, who died in 2012, was an anomaly in the poetry world. After winning The Yale Prize–perhaps the most prestigious award for a young poet’s first book–and […]
Click on “Workshops” above to see more information on the workshops that I will be teaching this fall at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD.
The Washington Post has finally addressed an issue with which I have been struggling: how to re-train myself to refer to my only child as “they”–and how to explain it […]
Video interview with David Wheelan of The Talbot Spy, conducted on April 14, 2015 at The Bullitt House, Easton, MD. http://talbotspy.org/poetry-sue-ellen-thompson-and-the-power-of-the-narrative-poem/
Grace Cavalieri interviews me for “The Poet and the Poem” at the Library of Congress. http://www.loc.gov/poetry/media/avfiles/poet-poem-sueellen-thompson.mp3
In this short but poignant essay from Follow the Thread, Sue Ellen Thompson explores what brought her to writing. Read the essay here (PDF).
From Diane Lockward’s Poetry Newsletter, find out how Sue Ellen learned to relinquish control over the writing process and let the poem lead her to its own truth. Read the […]