Jeffrey Thomson

poet, memoirist, translator, and editor; author of multiple books including: Half/Life: New and Selected Poems from Alice James Books (October 2019), the memoir fragile, The Belfast Notebooks, The Complete Poems of Catullus, and the edited collection From the Fishouse; NEA Fellow, the Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Poetry Centre at Queen’s University Belfast, and the Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellow at Brown University; currently professor of creative writing at the University of Maine Farmington


 

What is poetry? Part 2

The light that points the way

in the fog. The light in the fog

that thickens and reveals the fog’s

cold breath. The fog as well.

 

from Half/Life: New and Selected Poems (Alice James Books)


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