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ISBN 978-1-897430-52-1 The Catch Club (poetry) 21.95
published 2009 109 pages

John O. Thompson is best when he weds the quotidian with a sense of life’s mysteries. In The Catch Club what you remember most after reading Thompson’s poems is his sense of play tuned by a fine intelligence. He builds observation upon observation to create poems that startle and gratify through the freshness of his vision.

ISBN 1-894800-12-5 The Gates of Even (poetry) 16.95
published 2002 120 pages

John O. Thompson’s poems are sometimes brash and often learned, full of horse sense and perhaps a kind of divine folly. The are completely resistant to gloss and speak to a community of readers soured on old forms and unattached to new ones.