Marc Thomas

Photo © Ed Eckstrand

For more than fifty years, Marc Thomas has written occasional fragments that he calls poetry. His wife Margo has regularly prodded him to publish them, and he has finally listened to her.

Marc has been a college librarian, a historical society archivist, and a government technocrat. In 2006, he retired from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services after a varied career in several capacities, including regulation and policy development, legislative implementation, planning, budget, systems, contracts, and project and risk management.

He has a bachelor’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and master’s degrees in library and information science from the State University of New York at Albany and in theology from the Ecumenical Institute of St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore.

Active in several book clubs, he is an avid and eclectic reader — especially of mystery stories, poetry, literature, history, philosophy, science, and any other damned thing that catches his fancy — and is known for diving down rabbit holes of enthusiasm and coming back with odd treasures of trivia.

He also supports Little Free Libraries, including the one in front of his house, and is a sporadically active amateur genealogist.

A book collector limited by (shelf) space and time, Marc persists in an ongoing battle to manage the transition from simple accumulation to a curated library of fixed physical dimensions.

In 2011, Marc and his wife retired to Savannah, Georgia, where they live in an artfully painted house and enjoy their dog, their ducks, and a garden.


Marc Thomas speaks about “Surviving Fragments” on When the Moon Sings, April 20, 2024

Rob Hessler, “Savannah septuagenarian publishes debut book of poetry, ‘Surviving Fragments’,” Savannah Morning News, March 7, 2024

Books by Marc Thomas