Wes Jamison is a queer Chicago writer whose work has appeared in DIAGRAM, Tupelo Quarterly, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Their collection of essays, Carrion, received the Quill Prose Award and is forthcoming from Red Hen Press (June 4 2024). Their essay, and Melancholia, was selected as a winner of Essay Press's 2015 chapbook contest.
They received their PhD in English and Creative Writing. Their work focused primarily on the poetics of identity and semiotics in creative nonfiction. Their dissertation, My Corpse Inside (under contract!), is a work of autotheory that explores millennial abjection, the 2001 film, Kairo (Kurosawa), and the uncomfortable relationship between the body and the internet.
They earned their MFA in Nonfiction from Columbia College Chicago.
Wes is an Assistant Professor of English at Del Mar College.