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Short stories, Poems, Articles and Essays

Holly Thompson's short stories, poems and essays can be found in these anthologies, journals and magazines.

Holly's poem about wakame "Grandpa Mails the Sea to Ohio" appears in The Poetry of US, edited by J. Patrick Lewis (National Geographic, 2018)

Holly's In Memoriam interview "Morimoto Kikuo (1948-2017: the Kyoto-jin who Built a Village in Cambodia" appears in Kyoto Journal, Issue 91 (2018)

ANA Wingspan

Holly Thompson's nonfiction appears regularly in Wingspan, the inflight magazine of All Nippon Airways.

Holly's short story "The Kingdom of Danga" appears in Ember, Volume 3, Issue 1 (2018)

Holly's poem "Tech Today" appears in Great Morning! Poems for School Leaders (Pomelo Books, 2018)

Holly's poem "Obon"  appears in The Poetry Friday Anthology of Celebrations, edited by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong (Pomelo Books, 2015)

Holly Thompson's poems "Getaway," "Mid-Afternoon Tea," "Trans-Siberian," "Lotus Wanting" and "Charm" appear in the 2014 edition of Poetry Kanto

Holly Thompson's short story "How to Build a House" is featured in Kyoto Journal 84

Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School, edited by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong, features Holly Thompson's poem "Comet Hunter" with a mini-lesson.

Poetry Friday Anthology (Pomelo Books), edited by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong, features Holly Thompson's poem "Cod" with a mini-lesson.

"Mentos" in Shenandoah

Holly Thompson's flash story "Mentos," set in Taiwan, Japan and New York appears in Volume 62, Number 2 of Shenandoah literary review. Read it online here.

"South of Tokyo" in Notre Dame Review

Holly Thompson's short story "South of Tokyo" appears in Notre Dame Review 36. Purchase archived copies of the issue here.

"What They Call Me" in Cricket Magazine

Holly Thompson's poem "What They Call Me" appears in the March 2013 edition of Cricket Magazine.

Literary Mama

Holly Thompson's short story "Playing Cicada" appears in this issue of Literary Mama. Read it online here.

Kyoto Journal #68

Kyoto Journal #68 features Holly Thompson's short story "Radio Day."

Kyoto Journal #67

Kyoto Journal #67 features Holly Thompson's article "Gateway for the Imagination: The Noma Concours for Picture Book Illustrations."

Sunrise from Blue Thunder

Sunrise from Blue Thunder, a Pirene's Fountain Anthology edited by Ami Kaye, features Holly Thompson's poem "Golden Week in Ibarazu."

Write for Tohoku

Holly Thompson's essay "What the Daibutsu Knows" is featured in this benefit anthology.

Call Me Okaasan: Adventures in Multicultural Mothering

Call Me Okaasan, a collection of essays, edited by Suzanne Kamata, features Holly Thompson's essay "Two Versions of Immersion."

The Broken Bridge: Fiction from Expatriates in Literary Japan

The Broken Bridge, an anthology of short stories features Holly Thompson's short story "Bloodlines."