Maureen Thorson

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Maureen Thorson is the author of two full-length books of poems: My Resignation (forthcoming from Shearsman Books, April 2014) and Applies to Oranges (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011), and three chapbooks, Twenty Questions for the Drunken Sailor (flynpyntar/dusie, 2009), Mayport (Poetry Society of America, 2006) and Novelty Act (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2004). Her poems can be found in many anthologies and journals, such as Washington Square, Columbia Poetry Review, The Rumpus, Exquisite Corpse, Hotel Amerika, LIT, The Hat, and 6x6.

Thorson is the poetry editor of Open Letters Monthly, an online critical review. From 2006-2009, she was the publisher and editor of Big Game Books, a small press dedicated to emerging poets. Big Game was named Washington's "Best Small Press" by the Washington City Paper in 2008. The press published 57 chapbooks and "tinysides" during its three-year run.

Thorson is the former co-curator of the In Your Ear reading series at the DC Arts Center. She is also the founder of NaPoWriMo, an annual project in which poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. She lives in Washington, DC, where she practices law.

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Submitted by Kim Roberts, January 2014

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