Jeffrey  Thomson

  • Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellow, 2014-2015


Jeffrey Thomson


  • (207) 778-7454
  • [email protected]
  • Creative Writing House 115 South Street, room 203 University of Maine, Farmington, Farmington, ME 04938

As professor of Creative Writing at the University of Maine Farmington, Thomson directs the Creative Writing Program and teaches poetry writing and contemporary literature.  Thomson’s fellowship project, “Self-Portrait in Nine Generations,” is a full-length poetry manuscript in the alternating voices of his ancestors who emigrated to the U.S. from Scotland and Ireland in the late 1700s.

Thomson is the author of six collections of poems including “Birdwatching in Wartime,” winner of both the 2010 Maine Literary Award for Poetry and the 2011 ASLE Award in Environmental Creative Writing, a bilingual chapbook Disarmed / Inermes, and co-editor ofFrom the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great.  His translation of “The Complete Poems of Catullus” is coming out next year from Cambridge University Press.