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Ruth Thompson is the author of Crazing, Woman With Crows, and Here Along Cazenovia Creek. Her poems have won New Millennium Writings, Harpur Palate, and Tupelo Quarterly awards, and have been choreographed by Shizuno Nasu and Jenn Eng. New poems currently appear or are forthcoming in Poetry Flash, bosque, and Tar River Poetry. Thompson received a BA from Stanford and a doctorate in English from Indiana University. She teaches poetry, meditation, and writing from the body/writing from nature, and is editor of a small literary press in Hilo, Hawai’i. Poems, videos of dance/poetry performances, and a brief film of Thompson talking about her work are on her website,, and her YouTube channel,

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