Christian C. Thompson


christian thompson poet photoChristian C. Thompson is married, has three children, and lives in a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. He runs his own small litigation law firm with offices in Bala Cynwyd and Center City Philadelphia.  He graduated Sarah Lawrence College in 1976 and The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1979. His poems, essays, and short fiction have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review Online, The Amherst Review, Appalachia, Caveat Lector, The Aurorean, as well as other journals and magazines. His essay, “A Science of Subjectivity,” which first appeared in the 2009 Nov./Dec. issue of The American Poetry Review, was selected for inclusion in Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Vol. 272. He was a finalist in The Center for Book Arts 2002 Poetry Chapbook Competition.  In 2012, an earlier version of Low Growth was awarded the distinction of  “Other Remarkable Work” in the 2012 Tupelo Press Open Reading Contest. The final version of his book of poems, Low Growth, published by WordTech Communications, LLC under its imprint, Word Poetry can be found at in its 2013 catalog. His novella, An Invisible River, is a Kindle book available on Amazon. He is the Literary Executor for Hayden Carruth, one of the most important and influential American poets and critics of the 20th century.