Jeffrey Thomson

Chair: Division of Humanities. Professor of Creative Writing

Jeffrey Thomson is the Director of the BFA Program and the author of four books of poems, including Birdwatching in Wartime, winner of both the 2010 Maine Book Award and the 2011 ASLE Award in Environmental Creative Writing, and Renovation.  Birdwatching in Wartime is currently being translated into Spanish and Russian.  His translations of the Roman poet, Catullus, are forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.  In 2012 he was the Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Poetry Centre at Queen’s University Belfast.  His website is


  • 1996 PhD University of Missouri
  • 1993 MA University of Missouri
  • 1989 BA Bradley University
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