Artist StatementI am a poet who writes about marriage, family, and human relationships. I try to be both profound and accessible in my work, and I am known for writing poems that anyone--whether they love poetry or not--can understand and appreciate. I don't write for other poets; I write for readers of poetry and prose.
Sue Ellen Thompson’s fifth book of poetry, THEY, was published in 2014. Her work has been included in the Best American Poetry series, read on National Public Radio many times by Garrison Keillor, and recently won a Pushcart Prize. She taught at Wesleyan University, Middlebury College, Binghamton University, and Central Connecticut State University before moving to the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 2006. She now mentors adult poets and teaches workshops at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda and Annapolis. She was awarded the 2010 Maryland Author Prize from the Maryland Library Association.