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Born and raised in the New Jersey / New York area, Jerry Thompson traveled cross-country on Greyhound for a year before settling in the Bay Area. He is a violinist, playwright and poet. His works have appeared in Zyzzyva, James White Review, and Freedom in this Village: Twenty-Five Years of Black Gay Men's Writing ( edited by E. Lynn Harris, 2005) He is also co-author of Black Artists in Oakland ( Arcadia Publishing) Thompson was the owner of Black Spring Books, an independent full-service bookstore that closed in 2001. He is the creator and organizer of the original Sister Circle Reading Series in San Francisco. He is also a photographer, organizing events and promotions for fitness bodybuilders and models. His other various anthologies include Voices Rising, published by Redbone Press. My Brothers Keeper, edited by Michael Datcher. Thompson's plays have been produced in NY and NJ.

His new book, Oakland Noir with co-editor, Eddie Muller is on sale wherever books are sold. (Akashic Noir ) He is currently working on Berkeley Noir with co-editor author, Owen Hill. Due to be released 2020 from Akashic Books

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