Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. WRITING YOUR NAME ON THE GLASS reckons with the duration of memory and the peculiarities of the present, tackling what it means to be both beloved and also subject to love's grasp. Joining the poetics of the queer south, Jim Whiteside furthers the conversation about identity, place, and desire in contemporary queer relationships. These elegant and precise poems document the process of reassembling broken pieces and finding one's voice again.
Jim Whiteside is a graduate of the creative writing MFA program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts fellow, and is the recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Jim's recent poems have appeared or will soon appear in journals such as Ploughshares, The Southern Review, Pleiades, Crazyhorse, and Washington Square Review. His first opera libretto, Higher Ground, was scored by the composer Jules Pegram and debuted at The University of Michigan in April 2018. Originally from Cookeville, Tennessee, he has recently relocated to Madison, Wisconsin.Author City: MADISON, WI USA