Ruth Thompson grew up in California and received a BA from Stanford and a PhD from Indiana University. She has been an English professor, librarian, college dean, and yoga teacher in Los Angeles. She now lives in Hilo, Hawai’i, where she teaches writing, meditation, and yoga. Her poems have won the New Millennium Writings Poetry Award and the Harpur Palate Milton Kessler Memorial Prize, among others.
Woman with Crows, her second book of poetry, was a finalist for the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s To The Lighthouse Prize in 2010.
Her most recent book is Whale Fall & Black Sage.
Image: Don Mitchell
Whale Fall & Black Sage