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Lynne Thompson

Lynne Thompson was the 2021–22 Los Angeles Poet Laureate and received a Laureate Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets in 2022. She is the author of three collections of poetry; her latest collection, Blue on a Blue Palette, will be published by BOA Editions in spring 2024. Thompson sits on the boards of Scripps College, Cave Canem Foundation, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her recent work appears in The Common and Copper Nickel, among other publications.

Summer 2023

Ode to Bones

By Lynne Thompson

The Kenyon Review · Ode to Bones My brothers gave child-me the nickname Bones presumably because, when they looked at me, they thought she is nothing but skin and _____. […]