About Jay Thompson

Jay Thompson lives in Seattle. His poems and essays have been published in Cranky, Poetry International, La Fovea, Pleiades, Mare Nostrum, The Laurel Review, and in a chapbook called Marry Me. His Dungeons & Dragons fiction has appeared in Pathfinder. He co-edits the journal Thermos; heĆ¢??s a cofounder of Princess Seismograph, an arts collective; and he keeps a personal blog at the101dmnations.livejournal.com.

Level Up

Since the book’s overdue, I figured I’d better push through its peculiar dream before returning to The Brothers Karamazov (did you know someone gets murdered in that book? I had…

My Name Didn’t Touch Me

I normally don’t first ask a book of poems “what’s the best thing you got?,” but I was hungover and feeling pushy when I picked up Rosmarie Waldrop’s Reproduction of…

The Next-to-Last Act

I took off sick an hour early from work to sit on the sofa in my underwear, reading John Ashbery’s poem-essay “The System” and trying, unsuccessfully at first, to brew…

A Little Bell

I feel bad for any chimpanzee who hasn’t read The Sheltering Sky, or any dolphin who doesn’t desire this dolphin’s art, that one’s scope, the friends possessed of another. The…

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