About our thomas
our thomas is, among other things, a collage artist and haiku poet. Like the rest of the world, he’s trying to make sense of the endless and sometimes overwhelming stream of flotsam (physical and metaphoric) that accompanies his life.
His collage work, which utilizes trash, found objects, and ephemera, explores themes of redemption, mystery, and transformation. He’s curious about how we as humans understand our ability to remake the meaning of the many, many things, ideas, and experiences that accompany our everyday lives. The nature of the New England coast, packaging and design, and Japanese gardens serve as a few of his visual inspirations.
Haiku by our thomas has recently appeared in the journals Acorn, Failed Haiku, is/let, Sonic Boom, Trash Panda, and – yes – Whiptail, among others. He was named a finalist in the first annual Trailblazer Contest for Haiku and has had work selected for the forthcoming Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku, 2021. He feels very fortunate about all of that.
He once wrote an article about the use of disjunction as a fundamental aspect of both haiku and collage for Kolaj magazine, and he’s curiously anxious about being a guest speaker for the magazine’s upcoming Poetry & Collage Residency.
our thomas can be spotted wandering the streets of Exeter, New Hampshire, USA, where he lives with his wife and daughter. However, it’s easier to find him online and on Instagram.