Originally from South Carolina, she is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts MFA Program and a PhD student at the University of Georgia.
She is creator and editor of Jellyfish Magazine (http://www.jellyfishmagazine.org) and lives, teaches, and writes in Athens, GA.
Gale Marie Thompson is the author of Soldier On (Tupelo Press, 2015) and two chapbooks, Expeditions to the Polar Seas (Sixth Finch, 2013) and If You're a Bear, I'm a Bear (H_NGM_N, 2013). Her work can be found in the Best New Poets 2012, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Volt, Guernica, Better, The Volta, MiPoesia, Nightblock, B O D Y, and others. She has worked on the editorial teams of jubilat, Crazyhorse, Slope Editions, and the Georgia Review.