Disability and Literature

April 18, 2018 - 7:30pm

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Jillian Weise is a poet, performance artist and disability rights activist.  She is the author of two poetry collections and a novel.  Her first book, The Amputee's Guide to Sex, was recently reissued in a 10th anniversary edition with a new preface.  Weise's essays have appeared in A Public Space, The New York Times, and Tin House.  Her work is anthologized in The Writers Presence (Bedford, 2018); The Manifesto Project (Univ. of Akron, 2016); Disability Studies Reader (Routledge, 2016); Please Excuse this Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation (Viking, 2015) and elsewhere.  Her heteronym, Tipsy Tullivan, hosts a show called "Tips for Writers" on YouTube.  She has been awarded residencies/fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, the Fulbright Program, and the Lannan Foundation; she worked in editorial at The Paris Review and The Iowa Review.  Her next book is forthcoming in Fall 2019.

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