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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 specializations in African-American narratives and creative writing, and an M.F.A. in creative writing (fiction) from the University of Arkansas. He is the author of the recently published chapbook You/Wee: Poems from a Father (Prolific Press) and the short story collection Sideshow, winner of Foreword Magazine’s Silver Award for Short Story Collection of the Year (2006). His creative work has appeared in multiple anthologies and in such journals as 2 Bridges Review, 2River View, The Carolina Quarterly, Cleaver Magazine, The Cortland Review, Flash: The International Short-Short Story MagazineFlock, Grey Sparrow Journal, Prick of the Spindle, R.kv.r.y. Quarterly Literary Journal, RHINO, The Southern Review, storySouthWaxwing Literary Journal, and Ragazine.CC, while his article “Elastic English: A Mission for Writing Centers” appears in the latest issue of Praxis: A Writing Center Journal.

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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)