Aden Thomas grew up in the sagebrush country of central Wyoming. Over his career he has worked as a laborer, barista, maintenance man, fast food worker, retail clerk, dishwasher, economic developer, teacher, and public agency executive. He received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Wyoming and also has a Master’s degree in Finance and Accounting, which he keeps secret from his poetry. He forces his dog to read all his rejection slips.
His first book of poems, What Those Light Years Carry, is available from Kelsay Books. His work has also appeared over a hundred times in various publications, including Rust + Moth, The Chiron Review, The Kentucky Review, Absinthe Poetry Review, Glass: Facets of Poetry, Dressing Room Poetry Journal, The Magnolia Review, VAYAVYA, Poetry Quarterly, The Inflectionist Review, The Red Eft Review, Gyroscope Review, The Avalon Literary Review, The Red River Review, The Rising Phoenix Review, San Pedro Review, MockingHeart Review, Jawline, The Eunoia Review, SEVERINE, Ibis Head Review, Shot Glass Journal, The Lake, The Muddy River Poetry Review, Ink in Thirds, Common Ground Review, Third Wednesday, Nixes Mate, Big Windows Review, Scarlett Leaf Review, Burning Wood Literary Journal, The Milo Review, Up The Staircase Quarterly, Turtle Island, Autumn Sky, The Road Not Taken, Skylark Review, and The Yellow Chair Review.
He now lives on the high plains near Laramie, Wyoming.