Lynne Thompson’s Beg No Pardon won the 2007 Perugia Press First Book Award and the Great Lakes Colleges New Writers Award. A Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of two chapbooks, We Arrive By Accumulation and Through a Window, Thompson received commissions from Emory University and Scripps College to write poems in collaboration with a choreographer and a sculptor, respectively. Thompson’s poems have previously appeared or are forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Sou’wester, Ploughshares, In Posse Review, and Poemeleon. Her book reviews have been included in Poetry International and Spillway. Most recently, her work was featured in the 2010 anthology New Poets of the American West. Thompson lives in Los Angeles, California, where she is the Director of Employee & Labor Relations at UCLA.