Tupelo’s Poetry Book Award goes to Alumna

Congratulations to Gale Thompson (’08) whose first poetry collection “Soldier On” was selected for publication out of Tupelo Press’s Open Reading Period. The judge Nate Pritts cites “Soldier On” for “the strong grasp of narrative moments, used with complexity & care, mixed with a vibrant range of diction & a comfortable grasp of the imaginative possibilities of image, both reverent & irreverent.”  Gale is completing her MFA degree at the University of Massachusetts.