ISBN 9781646050697, 164605069X
Trade Paperback | 100 pages
A debut collection of poetry reckoning with silence, secrets, gossip, and survival while growing up queer in conservative West Texas.
Welcome to Midland is a queer coming-of-age narrative in verse set against the backdrop of conservative small-town Texas. These linked poems explore the cultural and natural history of West Texas (from the horned lizard to dirt storms to Laura Bush’s car accident), connecting events and movements from across eras to create a tenuous yet strong sense of place. Giving voice to secrets and silence, Welcome to Midland considers identity, community, family, and legend.