Gale Marie Thompson is the author of Helen or My Hunger and Soldier On. Her poetry and prose have appeared in American Poetry Review, Bennington Review, and Mississippi Review, among others. A winner of the Poetry Society of America’s 2022 Emily Dickinson Award, Thompson has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. She is founding editor of Jellyfish Poetry and an editor for YesYes Books. She lives in the mountains of North Georgia, where she directs the creative writing program at Young Harris College.