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Holly Thompson (www.hatbooks.com) is a native of Massachusetts and a longtime resident of Japan. A graduate of the NYU Creative Writing Program, she writes poetry, fiction and nonfiction for children through adults. She is author of the verse novels Falling into the Dragon's Mouth, The Language Inside, and Orchards; the picture books The Wakame Gatherers and the forthcoming Twilight Chant; and the novel Ash. She edited Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction—An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories, a collection of 36 Japan-related short stories, including ten in translation. Holly’s fiction is often set in Japan and often features bilingualism and biculturalism. Holly teaches writing in Japan and the U.S. and places in between.


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The Language Inside

3.85 avg rating — 1,102 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Orchards

3.73 avg rating — 880 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Notice Poems—A National Poetry Month poem series by author Holly Thompson relating to the verse novelFalling Into the Dragon’s Mouth,set in Kamakura, Japan. #NoticePoems


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the mountain completesa visible horizon but a horizon minus the mountain leaves eyes heart, sky always wanting more

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“lonely is when the language outside
isn't the language inside
and words are made of just 26 letters”
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“One warm morning in July, a ghost came to our breakfast table.”
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“When a zashiki warashi came to live with you, good fortune smiled upon the whole house.”
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