Sheree Renée Thomas is a Memphian in New York, which means she's been living in New York a good while but is such a Memphian, she still talks and walks like this…. Awarded the Ledig House/LEF Foundation Prize for Fiction, Sheree's work has received Honorable Mention in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, 16th and 17th annual collections (St. Martin's), and her poetry was nominated for a Rhysling Award by the Science Fiction Poetry Association. In 2005 and 2001, her Dark Matter anthologies (Warner Aspect) were honored with the World Fantasy Award and named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Washington Post Editor's Choice. A Cave Canem Fellow, New York Foundation of the Arts Fellow, and a Clarion West grad, Sheree's short stories and poetry appear most recently in Southern Revival: Deep Magic for Hurricane Relief, Strange Horizons, Essence Magazine (March 2006 with Tyler Perry on the cover!), storySouth, Mojo: Conjure Stories edited by Nalo Hopkinson (Warner Aspect), So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan (Arsenal), 2001: A Science Fiction Poetry Anthology (Anamnesis), Role Call: A Generational Collection of Social and Political Black Literature and Art edited by Tony Medina, Samiya Bashir, Quraysh Ali Lansana (Third World Press) and Ishmael Reed's Konch. She is very happy to have new work forthcoming in Mythic Delirium and Mythic edited by Mike Allen, Bronx Biannual, and Callaloo. A member of the Beyon'dusa Artist Collective and the New Renaissance Writers Guild, Sheree hopes to create works that will engage readers and speak across generations.