Jim Whiteside

Jim Whiteside

Jim Whiteside is the author of a chapbook, Writing Your Name on the Glass (Bull City Press, 2019), and was recently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University. His poems have received support from The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, The Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vanderbilt University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he earned his MFA.

Jim’s recent poems have appeared or will soon appear in publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, The American Poetry Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, Best New Poets, AGNI, 32 Poems, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, Crazyhorse, and Boston Review. He is currently at work on a full-length collection of poems.

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 taught literature and writing courses at Stanford University, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and through various nonprofits and organizations. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Visit him online at https://www.jimwhitesidepoetry.com/.

Books: Writing Your Name on the Glass, Editors’ Selection from the 2018 Frost Place Chapbook Competition

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