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Caitlin Elizabeth Thomson was born in Tacoma. She lived briefly in Vancouver and grew up in Toronto.

Caitlin attended the University of Toronto, Trinity College and received an Honours degree in History and Classical Civilization. While at the University of Toronto she was involved in the Algonquin Square Table literary group.

In 2008 Caitlin moved to New York to study poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, where she taught senior citizens memoir writing and helped an AP English class prepare for the poetry section of the examination.  She was also the poetry editor of the literary journal Lumina. In 2010 she graduated from Sarah Lawrence with a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Poetry.

After completing her degree, Caitlin taught at Berkeley College in Manhattan for two years, and at Seattle Pacific University in Queen Anne for three years. She led courses in poetry, literature, composition, and creative writing.

The poet Thomas Lux chose to publish her first chapbook through Jeanne Duval Editions. The chapbook, Victims of Ted Bundy: Washington State and Oregon was released in 2011. Her second chapbook, Incident Reports, was published by Hyacinth Girl Press in 2014. Her third chapbook, Territory Prayer, was published by Maverick Duck Press in 2015.

Her work has been published in the United States, Canada, Spain, England, France, Australia, Ireland, Romania, Singapore, Wales, and the Netherlands.

Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Tar River Poetry, The Adroit Journal, The Moth, The Penn Review, RadarThe Conium Review, and Killer Verse. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, the Best Indie Lit New England (BILiNE) prize, the Best of the Net anthology, and The Best Small Fictions Anthology. She won the Apospecimen Award for her poem The Wilds.  She is affiliated with the Canadian arts group Imago.

She founded and runs The Poetry Marathon with her husband Jacob. The Poetry Marathon recently completed its fifth year and involved 500 participants from all over the world.

She currently lives in Toronto, Canada with her family, where she runs Authors Publish, and the Writer’s Workshop at Authors Publish. She spends most of her limited free time reading, writing prose, and playing with her daughters.

You can contact her at caitlinelizabethjans@gmail.com.