Becky Thompson

Becky Thompson's books include Fingernails Across the Chalkboard: Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS from the Black Diaspora (co-edited with Randal Horton and Michael Hunter, Third World Press, 2007); When the Center Is on Fire (co-authored with Diane Harriford, University of Texas Press, 2008); A Promise and a Way of Life (University of Minnesota Press, 2001); and Mothering without a Compass (University of Minnesota Press, 2000). Recent poems appear in We Begin Here: For Palestine and Lebanon, Warpland: A Journal of Black Literature and Ideas, Illuminations: An International Magazine of Contemporary Writing, My Soul Is Anchored: The Mourning Katrina National Writing Project, and The Teacher’s Voice. She teaches African American Studies and Sociology at Simmons College in Boston.


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