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Sheree Renée Thomas creates art inspired by myth and folklore, natural science and the genius culture of the Mississippi Delta. Nine Bar Blues: Stories from an Ancient Future (Third Man Books, May 26, 2020) is her first fiction collection. Two multigenre/hybrid fiction and poetry collections, Sleeping Under the Tree of Life, longlisted for the 2016 Otherwise Award and Shotgun Lullabies were published by Aqueduct Press. She edited the Dark Matter volumes (World Fantasy Award 2001, 2005) that first introduced W.E.B. Du Bois’s work as science fiction, and she was the first black author to be honored with the World Fantasy Award since its inception in 1975. Her work is widely anthologized and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and received honorable mention in the Year's Best volumes. A Cave Canem Fellow, her poems and essays have appeared in the New York Times and other publications. She serves as the Associate Editor of Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora (Illinois State University, Normal). She lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

Find her on Instagram/Facebook @shereereneethomas and on Twitter @blackpotmojo.


Current Issue
4 Jul 2022

Strange Horizons
Strange Horizons is on the hunt for new volunteer first readers to join our fiction team.
“Did you regret what you said before Carl passed?”
you ask Mother. She wraps you in teeth, tendrils,
in full day you’re hillock and divot, camouflaged in plain sight
Wednesday: Redundant by Bitan Chakraborty, translated from the original Bengali by Malati Mukherjee 
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Thursday: Everything Everywhere All At Once 
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Podcast: 6 June Poetry 
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Podcast: 9 May Poetry 
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By: Eric Wang
By: Sara S. Messenger
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Podcast read by: Sara S. Messenger
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