Thom Conroy
Contributor History

Thom Conroy
Thom Conroy is the author of two novels, The Salted Air and The Naturalist (both Penguin Random House). He is the editor of the essay collection Home (Massey University Press). His short fiction has also been recognized by Best American Short Stories and received various awards, including the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction and the Sunday Star Times Short Fiction Competition. He is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Massey University in New Zealand.



In Print

Vol. 74
Grendel’s Kin: The Monsters Issue
Spring 2020
Edited by Bradford Morrow


September 30, 2020
The birds here 
Have not changed
They drop salt not seeds
Into my open mouth

Now—my back bare to the sky
Breasts buried in soil
Thrust into the darkness of this
Searching out each star
September 23, 2020
A poem listens
to both rooms from the middle
ground of its title, the threshold strip
September 16, 2020
An exhibit was all you wanted

and me to lay close
my face

like a film behind a curtain