Thompson Pearson

Lynne Thompson and Candace Pearson Lynne Thompson’s second full-length poetry collection—Start With a Small Guitar—debuts from What Books Press Oct. 1. Her first, Beg No Pardon, won the Perugia Press Prize and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee.                                                                                                                                               Candace Pearson’s book, Hour of Unfolding, won the 2010 Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry from Briery Creek Press, Longwood University. Her poems have appeared in fine journals nationwide, including Ploughshares, Crab Orchard Review, Comstock Review, 5AM, PoemMemoirStory and MARGIE, as well as in several anthologies. By day, she is a freelance writer and lives in the Los Angeles hills.