Kimberly Southwick-Thompson

Assistant Professor
(she/her/hers)
218 Stone Center
ksthompson@jsu.edu             

Dr. Southwick-Thompson is a poet; she is also the founder and Editor in Chief of the literary arts journal GIGANTIC SEQUINS. Her full length poetry collection, ORCHID ALPHA, is forthcoming from Trembling Pillow Press. She has been a featured reader at the Open Mouth Poetry Festival and Dogfish New Orleans Reading Series. Her most recent published poetry chapbook is EFS AND VEES from Hyacinth Girl Press, and her micro-chap LAST TO BET: THE NEAR SONNETS was published by Ghost City Press in Summer 2020. Her research interests include studies in genre and hybridity, feminist studies, and American poetry.  

Kimberly Southwick-Thompson

Courses Taught:

  • EH 195 Explore Seminar: Hip Hop, Poetry, and Race in America
  • EH 101 English Composition I
  • EH 102 English Composition II
  • EH 201 American Literature I
  • EH 251 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • EH 352 Creative Writing: Poetry
  • EH 355 Publishing Practicum

Education

  • Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2020
  • M.A. in English from New York University in 2009
  • B.F.A. in Writing Literature and Publishing from Emerson College in 2006

Other Responsibilities

  • Writers Club Faculty Sponsor