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Sidney Thompson

Dr. Sidney Thompson is a Writing Consultant for the William L. Adams Center for Writing and serves as the center’s liaison with Brite Divinity School. He also teaches composition and creative writing for the English Department and African-American literature for the Master of Liberal Arts program. Dr. Thompson holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas in American fiction, with a secondary specialization in African-American narratives, and an M.F.A. in creative writing (fiction) from the University of Arkansas. He is the author of the short story collection Sideshow, winner of Foreword Magazine’s Silver Award for Short Story Collection of the Year (2006). His fiction has since appeared in Atticus Review, Cleaver Magazine, The Cortland Review, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine (UK), Grey Sparrow Journal, NANO Fiction, Prick of the Spindle, storySouth, Waxwing Literary Journal, Writing Texas (Lamar University Press), and elsewhere, while his poetry has appeared in such journals as 2River View, A capella Zoo, Flock, Literary Juice, and RHINO.

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Selected Publications

Sideshow: Stories (2006) (book)

“Antenna Club” in The Cortland Review (2014)

“The Car Saleman” in Ragazine (2015)

“The Coldirons” in Ginosko Literary Journal (2014)

“First Love in Latin” in 2River View (2017)

“I Kissed Eudora Welty” in 2 Bridges Review (2013)

“Is This It” in Cleaver Magazine (2014)

“Levee” in Waxwing Literary Journal (2016)

“Pothole” in Midway Journal (2015)

“Salve” in RHINO (2014)

“When I Was Saved by the White Stripes” in storySouth (2014)

“The Quadrangular Oedipus Complex of Father, Mother, Son, and ´the Mother Master´ in Jones´s The Known World in The Human Journal (2013)


“Reasons to Write” in LitBridge (2012)