Gale Marie Thompson was born in Georgia and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. She holds a BA from the College of Charleston, an MFA in poetry from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Currently, she is working toward her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia, where she focuses on individual and cultural memory. Her writing has appeared in Best New Poets 2012, Guernica, Denver Quarterly, The Volta, Colorado Review, and others. She is founder and editor of Jellyfish Magazine.