The Metro Scene

Jeanie Thompson: Poet and Literary Advocate

“I am just an ordinary person who writes poetry,” she explains. “I’m like everyone else. I go to the grocery store. I do laundry.  And I find that gardening is the most stress-relieving activity I have.” She’s being modest, of course. Jeanie is the executive director of the Alabama Writers’ Forum.  She is also a poetry faculty member with the Spalding University MFA Writing Program. And she is a celebrated, published author in her own right. 

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