Smack Thompson

Rookie (February 14th,1971 / Athens Georgia)

Smack Thompson Poems

41. Getting Kicked Out 2/8/2012
42. My Night 1/14/2012
43. Support Our Troops 1/18/2012
44. 4/4 Oglala Lakota 1/30/2012
45. Plague Plague Plague 1/14/2012

Comments about Smack Thompson

  • Bulletcookie 2017 Bulletcookie 2017 (3/9/2012 10:53:00 PM)

    Smack lives in Seattle. The probable place of birth of Skid row. Smack is at home but homeless in his sojourns through the urban jungle and the forgotten souls of society. In our dash to self-destruction, Smack reminds us that, in the best of times and the worst of times, what matters is our humanity to each other. His poetry speaks for all of us.

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  • Charles Darkly (2/7/2012 6:50:00 PM)

    Smack Thompson is either completely insane or a certifiable genius...possibly both. Once you've been sucked into Smack's bizarre but truthful world, you won't be able to leave because you won't want to anyway, and because you won't be able to get his gritty take on reality out of your head. Smack is also an extremely nice and funny guy.

  • Sara Fielder Sara Fielder (2/3/2012 9:28:00 AM)

    Reading Smack Thompson makes me feel like I have just finished a tragic novella. You hate that's it's over and you can't wait for the next installment. Phenomenal talent.

  • Jonny Brackney Jonny Brackney (1/18/2012 8:30:00 AM)

    A one-of-a-kind poet. Homeless and most likely uneducated, Smack has a natural gift for arranging words in a way that vividly describe his dark world through the art of wonderful and haunting poetry. Smack Thompson should be famous.

Best Poem of Smack Thompson

Plague Plague Plague

Dead dog dead dog
Guts all down the freeway
in a dirty red streak
fur all mangled lookin
like Bob Dylan's hair

Plague plague plague

My dog's name was Missi
after this cousin I kinda
didn't like
but I never hated either
one to where I wanted
a dead cousin or dead dog dead dog

Plague Plague Plague

My cousin never writes
so I don't know what's up with her
but I know I got a dead dog dead dog
hit by a semi and pasted on the freeway
like gaudy modern art

Plague Plague Plague

Missi was a boy and he was a good ...

Read the full of Plague Plague Plague


I hate the feeling of cold
it cooks unevenly
when you have to use
a barrel fire
under a bridge
The one time I got it
nice and hot
I scorched my damn
hand real bad

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