Thomas Jackson is currently a Senior at North Carolina State University in the United States. Thomas self-published a poetry collection centered on his experiences with suicidal thoughts and nature titled “growth” through Amazon when he was seventeen years old. In February 2020 he delivered a spoken-word poem at TEDx NCState which was shared to the official channel. His poem “afterparty” appeared in Issue 20 of Emerge Literary Journal. He received a first place prize for “The Big Mistake” and an honorable mention for “body parts” for the North Carolina Poetry Society’s Pinesong Awards. Most recently, his poems “Portrait” and “sacred sites on this planet are few & far between” in NC State University’s Windhover Literary Magazine. You can engage with his work further at www.thomasjwrites.com , www.instagram.com/jtommyj , and www.twitter.com/tommybbyboy.