Jeffrey Thomson, Associate Professor of English (MA, English, PhD Creative Writing, University of Missouri), teaches poetry writing and contemporary literature. He has published is the author of four books of poems, including Birdwatching in Wartime, winner of both the 2010 Maine Book Award and the 2011 ASLE Award in Environmental Creative Writing, and Renovation. In 2012 he will be the Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Poetry Centre at Queen’s University Belfast.  Recipient of a 2005 Literature Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts, a 2006 Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the 2008 Fellowship in the Literary Arts from the Maine Arts Commission, he is also the co-editor of From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great.  He lives in Farmington with his wife and son.

Office: Creative Writing House, 115 South Street, room 203

Phone: 778-7454