LB Thompson studied poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and received her MFA in Creative Writing from NYU. She is a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award. Her chapbook, Tendered Notes: Poems of Love and Money (2003) won the Center For Book Arts prize. Her poems and essays have been published in The New Yorker, Prairie Schooner, and Stonecutter as well as other literary magazines and websites. She teaches writing at The New School and at Suffolk County Community College. She recently completed a poetry manuscript entitled The Dark Skirt of the Universe, and is at work on a novel and a collection of essays.