Pam Thompson – Writer/Writing Tutor



Pam Thompson is a poet, lecturer, tutor and reviewer based in Leicester and has a PhD in Creative Writing from De Montfort University. She is a compere and performer at Word!, a spoken-word, open-mic night at The Y Theatre in Leicester, and also one of its organisers. Her publications include The Japan Quiz (Redbeck Press, 2008) and  Show Date and Time, (Smith-Doorstop, 2006). Pam has widely published in magazines, such as The North, The Interpreter’s House, Antiphon, The Rialto, Mslexia, Magma, Butcher’s Dog, Under the Radar and has had success in competitions. She was winner of the Magma Judges Prize in 2015 and a Highly Commended in the Forward Prize Anthology in the same year. In March 2017 she won 3rd Prize in the Poets and Players Poetry Competition. Pam’s reviews have appeared in The North, Under the Radar, London Grip, Sabotage Reviews, Mslexia (online), The Interpreter’s House, Sphinx.

Pam is a freelance writer/tutor and also delivers Literature and Creative Writing sessions for the WEA.


Strange Fashion, Pindrop Press, 2017

  • Hologram, Sunk Island Publishing, 2008
  • The Japan Quiz, Redbeck Press, 2008
  • Show Date and Time, Smith/Doorstop, 2006
  • Parting the Ghosts of Salt, Redbeck Press, 2000
  • Spin,Waldean Press, 1998

6 Comments Add yours

  1. carolinegrace says:

    Thank you for sharing your poetry Pam.


  2. pamthompsonpoetry says:

    Thanks for stopping by to read, Caroline!

  3. Michelle says:

    Pam, the name ‘Heckle’ is great. I’ve only read your November poems, so far, but have thoroughly enjoyed them; I love “Beachcomber”.

  4. pamthompsonpoetry says:

    Thanks, Michelle. I really appreciate your comments.

  5. punctuation says:

    I guess that means this is kind of your “blog’s first birthday”. I never realised you had a blog.

    So, er, Happy Birthday!

    A poem a day, for a whole month – not sure I could do that without going totally round the twist!

    (p.s. despite WordPress referring to me as “punctuation” you may know me on FB etc as Ian Barker ‘from Milton Keynes’ –

  6. pamthompsonpoetry says:

    Hi Ian,

    Yes, one year..another long haul with a poem a day.I am round the twist by the end of it! Yeah, that ‘punctuation’ thing threw me! Hope all’s well with you and we’ll see you at Word! or some of us will come down to MK

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