In 2021, LYNNE THOMPSON was appointed Poet Laureate for the City of Los Angeles. She is the author of Start With a Small Guitar and Beg No Pardon, winner of the Perugia Book Award and the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award. Her manuscript, Fretwork, won the Marsh Hawk
Poetry Prize and was published in 2019. Recent work appears or is forthcoming in New York Quarterly, New England Review, Pleiades, Black Warrior Review, and the 2020 Best American Poetry, among others. Thompson sits on the Boards of Cave Canem and the Los Angeles Review of Books.