Living Published Women Poets in the UK
Pam Thompson
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Pam Thompson poet

Pam Thompson lives in Leicester.


Show Date and Time (Smith/Doorstop, 2006)

Parting the Ghosts of Salt (Redbeck Press, 2000)

Spin (Waldean Press, 1999)

Pam Thompson’s poems have been widely published in literary magazines and she has won or been shortlisted in the Cardiff, Arvon, MsLexia and Nottingham Poetry Competitions.  She is a member of Inky Fish, a group of poets based in the East Midlands.  Currently she works as a university lecturer and gives ad-hoc writing workshops.

As part of National Poetry Writing Month in April 2008, Pam Thompson began a blog to assist her to write a poem every day for a month. She repeated the exercise in 2009 and 2010.

Pam Thompson’s blog

“Pam Thompson writes with insight about all kinds of relationships but I found myself most strongly drawn to the fishermen staring at the pool that will be ‘sifted/ long after the women at home/ have packed up and moved on.’ I sifted Pam Thompson’s language as I cycled to and from work. It haunted me. Her characters were everywhere: hoodies, couples… and, in the garage, Santok taking down England flags, getting out strawberries for Wimbledon.” Sue Butler (Sphinx)

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