Jennifer Thompson | The New Engagement

Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Irvine.  She dutifully published parts of her dissertation and a fair amount of poetry.  As a result, a collection called Naming God is still available from BlazeVox Press, while a limited edition artist's book, The World of Stone, wound up in various collections, including that of the University of Sterling, Scotland.  She completed two post docs, then left a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Humanities at Embry-Riddle University, thereby freeing herself to find true job satisfaction as a test engineer.  Evenings and weekends she collects art and poses for artists, raises chickens, harvests water, teaches Vinyasa yoga, and schemes to get additional tattoos.

Work by This Artist

By Jennifer Thompson

Trauma, both foreign and domestic, amid care and comfort.

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Contests & Prizes

Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.

The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.

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