Jon Thompson 

Jon Thompson is a Professor of English at North Carolina State University where he teaches courses in twentieth-century/contemporary American and British literature. He maintains a particular interest in contemporary poetry and poetics. He did his Ph.D. at LSU and then came as an Assistant Professor to the English Department at NCSU. Before the Ph.D., he took a B.A. and an M.A. at University College, Dublin (his Master's thesis was on the problem of communication in Robert Creeley's poetry). His current work comes out of his career as a poet, critic and editor. He is the founding editor of the international online journal Free Verse: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry & Poetics, launched in 2001 and also the editor of the single-author poetry series, Free Verse Editions, launched in 2005.
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