In the Media: EIN Presswire on Lynne Thompson ’72’s New Poetry Collection

Lynne Thompson '72, a Black woman with short hair, smiling and wearing a blue shirt.

EIN Presswire announced the publication of Los Angeles Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson ’72’s newest collection of poetry, Blue on a Blue Palette. The collection was released on April 16, 2024. Thompson is a Scripps alum and the former chair of Scripps’ board trustees.

BOA Editions, the collection’s publisher, says, “Lynne Thompson’s Blue on a Blue Palette reflects on the condition of women—their joys despite their histories, and their insistence on survival as issues of race, culture, pandemic, and climate threaten their livelihoods. The documentation of these personal odysseys—which vary stylistically from abecedarians to free verse to centos—replicate the many ways women travel through the stages of their lives, all negotiated on a palette encompassing various shades of blue. These poems demand your attention, your voice: Say history. Claim. Say wild.'”

The collection is currently available for purchase.