Randolph  Thomas 

Instructor  - Fiction Writing, Poetry Writing, Composition

Bachelor's Degree(s): B.A., German, Radford University, Radford, VA, Minors: History, English
Master's Degree: M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Phone: (225) 578-7801

E-mail: rdthoma@lsu.edu

 

Office: 228-C Allen Hall

 

Awards & Honors

2011 Blue Mesa Review Fiction Contest

2009 Glimmer Train Stories Family Matters Short Story Prize

2005 Louisiana Division of the Arts Artist Fellowship

1998 Tennessee Williams Scholarship, Sewanee Writer’s Conference

1997 Arkansas Arts Council Fellowship

Selected Publications

Short Stories Published in Journals:

The Lost Arts.” Blue Mesa Review. Accepted and forthcoming.

Homing.” Thema. Accepted and forthcoming.

Intruder.” Arts & Letters. Issue 25 (Spring 2011): 39-44.

According to Foxfire.” Glimmer Train Stories. Issue 76 (Fall 2010): 157-171.

The Lives of Pioneers.” Southwest Review. Vol. 87, Nos. 2 & 3 (2002): 327-337.

The Fortune.” Glimmer Train Stories. Issue 39 (Summer 2001): 123-135.

French Steaks.” The GSU Review. Spring 2000: 79-85.

Him.” Press. Issue 4 (Spring 1997): 79-84.

May Prescott.” The Hudson Review. Vol. 48, No. 4 (Winter 1996): 571-586.

The Bohemian.” Farmer’s Market. Vol. 13, No. 2 (Fall/Winter 1995): 83-99.

Chronology.” Glimmer Train Stories. Issue 10 (Spring 1994): 109-123.

The Ad-Man.” Epiphany.Vol. 3, No. 4 (October 1992): 234-240.

Between the Two Pictures.” The Laurel Review. Vol. 26, No. 2 (Summer 1992): 52-61.

 

Poems Published in Journals:

Opiate Lush.” Greensboro Review. Accepted and forthcoming.

Longevity.” Cold Mountain Review. Vol. 39, No. 1 (Fall 2010): 32-33..

The Absolute.” Louisiana Literature. Vol. 24, No. 2 (Fall/Winter 2007): 108-110.

Fates of the Ballads.” Louisiana Literature. Vol. 24, No. 2 (Fall/Winter 2007): 106.

A Church at Cross Keys.” Louisiana Literature. Vol. 24, No. 2 (Fall/Winter 2007): 107.

Written Before the Wind.” The Chattahoochee Review. Vol. XXIV, No. 2/3 (Winter/Spring 2004): 42.

Fever.” Texas Review. Vol. XXV, No. 1 & 2 (Spring/Summer 2004): 118-120.

First Site.” Borderlands; The Texas Poetry Review. No. 21 (Fall/Winter 2003): 78-79.

In Baton Rouge, where we are now.” Borderlands; The Texas Poetry Review. No. 21 (Fall/Winter 2003): 80.

A Nonsense Song at Catawba Sanatorium.” Witness. Vol. XVI, No. 2 (2002): 180-181.

She Comes to Baton Rouge.” The Chariton Review. Vol. 26, No. 1(Spring 2000): 104.

Gully.” The Chariton Review. Vol. 26, No. 1(Spring 2000): 105-106.

The Sailor.” The Chariton Review. Vol. 26, No. 1(Spring 2000): 107. 

Inventory.” Midwest Quarterly. Vol. XXXX, No. 3 (Spring, 1999): 295.

Our Slides of Venice.” The Literary Review. Vol. 42, No. 3 (Spring 1999): 469.

Denise.” Louisiana Literature. Vol. 15, No. 2 (Fall 1998): 78-79.

Finishing the Puzzle.” Southern Poetry Review. Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2 (Winter 1998): 25-26. 

Moving Picture.” Witness. Vol. XI, No. 1 (1997): 38.

At the Movie about Sight.” Witness. Vol. XI, No. 1 (1997): 39.

Waiting for the Water.” The Literary Review. Vol. 4, No. 2 (Winter 1997): 263.

The Course of the Telling.” Poetry. Vol. 168, No. 1 (April 1996): 30.

Migration.” Southern Poetry Review. Vol. 35, No. 2 (Winter 1995): 61-2.

The Poltergeist.” The Literary Review. Vol. 38, No. 2 (Winter 1995): 269. 

Distant Music.” Tar River Poetry. Vol. 34, No. 1 (Fall 1994): 20.

First Days.” Poetry Northwest. Vol. 35, No. 1 (Spring 1994): 24.

She Believes in Magic.” The Laurel Review. Vol. 28, No. 1 (Winter 1994): 121. 

River.” Spoon River Poetry Review.Vol. 18., No. 2: 77.

A Blessing.” Poet Lore.Vol. 87, No. 4 (Winter 1992-3):16

Under the Big Top.” The Gypsy Blood Review. Vol. 1, No. 1 (Fall 1992): 4.

Confinement.” The Chattahoochee Review.Vol. 8, No. 1 (Fall 1992): 36.

My Brother, the Girl from West Virginia, and the Man with Anybody’s Face.” Seneca Review.

Vol. 12, No. 2 (Fall 1992): 89-90. 

Revenant.” Quarterly West. 35 (Summer/Fall 1992): 110. 

The Anniversary.” Puerto Del Sol. Vol. 27, No. 2 (Summer 1992): 16.

One Way Out.” The Laurel Review. Vol. 26, No. 2 (Summer 1992): 22.

Picture of Norwood Street.” The Greensboro Review. 51 (Winter 1991-92): 32.

 

Works Re-published in Anthologies:

Finishing the Puzzle.” Don’t Leave Hungry Fifty Years of Southern Poetry Review. Ed. By James Smith. 

    The University of Arkansas Press, 2009. 232-233.

May Prescott.” Writes of Passage: Coming-of-Age Stories and Memoirs from The Hudson Review. Ed. Paula Deitz. 

    Ivan R. Dee, 2008. 148-161.

The Course of the Telling.” 1995/1996 Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry


Books Currently Submitted for Publication:

Ghost of the Midnight Show; Stories by Randolph Thomas

Fates of the Ballads; Poems by Randolph Thomas 

 

Books In Progress:

Felonious Sons—a novel