Monday, May 16, 2016

In Black and White--The Movie

My friend, the wonderful poet and musician Marcia Pelletiere, took a liking to my poem "When Mousehood was in Flower." She decided to make a minute-long movie of the first section. Her husband, Chris Pelletiere, illustrated the stanzas with perfect drawings. (They collaborate as Two Cahoots.) Please check it out!

Poem and reading by MaryJo Thompson
Line drawings by Chris Pelletiere
Video/music/additional graphics by Marcia Pelletiere
© 2016 All rights reserved.

https://vimeo.com/162860372

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Poem of the Week: Missouri Review

Yes, I knew not to touch my tongue to an iron pole in winter. But that didn't stop me.

http://www.missourireview.com/archives/mary-jo-thompson-the-other-self/

Monday, October 26, 2015

"When Mousehood Was in Flower"

When my siblings and I were little, our grandmother told us stories about little oilcans. Oilcans. What? If only I could remember the stories themselves. But since I can't, I've made up my own. "When Mousehood Was in Flower" is inspired by the oilcan stories of my youth. It's up at Drunken Boat.