Artists & Authors: Today’s Featured Author

featured-authorArtists and Authors who will be a part of our POP-UP HOLIDAY SHOP on December 3, 4, & 5 will be featured each day. Click on the logo to find out more about the event.

Teacher, Coach, and Poet

Teacher and basketball Coach John Thompson has been writing poetry his whole life. A 10-year resident of Pella, Thompson holds an MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry from New England College and has completed post-graduate coursework at the Harvard University Creative Writing Program and the University Writers’ Workshop with honors.

A 10-year Pella resident, John likes to write in people-filled places. “Many of my books were written at the Pella Public Library and Smokey Row,” John said.

After 9 published poetry volumes, Thompson plans to release his first humor book, Fame on You, in time for the 2015 holidays.

518B56CWCFLTender Revolutions is a book of poetry telling stories and provoking rich nostalgic imagery. This hardcover collection of poems offers a diverse range of reader-friendly styles.

John tells us of a unique feature of this tightly-themed work of how things go around in Degrees of Turns. “The pagination is set up to reflect the degrees of turning, starting at 6 Degrees and moving around by six degrees until it is finished at a full circle of 360 degrees.”


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