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Weise, Jillian

Weise, Jillian

Associate Professor, Creative Writing

Office: 312 Strode
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Research Interests
Creative Writing, 20th & 21st c. American/World Literature

Ph.D. English, University of Cincinnati; M.F.A. Poetry, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; B.S. International Affairs and English, Florida State University

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.

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

The Book of Goodbyes. Rochester, NY: BOA Editions, 2013.

The Colony. Berkeley, California: Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press, 2010.

The Amputee's Guide to Sex. Berkeley, California: Soft Skull Press, 2007.

Translating the Body. White Marsh, Virginia. All Nations Press, 2006.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“Donna Haraway Manifesto” and “Of the Impending Mission.” Bellingham Review. 2017.

“The Early American Hour” and “I Want Your Fax.” Boston Review. 2017.

“No Stopping, No Getting Off” and “What You Need to Know.” Granta. 2017.

“Some Rights.” The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day. 2017.

“The Dawn of the Tryborg.” The New York Times. 2016.

"Why I Own a Gun." Tin House. Fall 2015.

"Regulatory Capture." The New Republic. Fall 2015.

"Poem Conveyed." Granta. No. 132, 2015.

"Biohack Manifesto" and "Future Biometrics." POETRY. March 2015.

Going Cyborg. The New York Times, January 8, 2010.

Digital Works, Videos, CDs & DVDs, Software (Published)

“Evangelize Your Love.” Poem-a-Day. The Academy of American Poets. 15 Nov 2013.

“Decent Recipe for Tilapia.” Verse Daily. 17 Sept 2013.

“On Catullus 37.” Voltage. Eds. Kim Addonizio and Mike Theune. 4 Dec 2012.

Incision. Chicago: The Poetry Foundation, March 2009.

Conference Presentations (Delivered)

"Bioethics, Medical Humanities, and the Poetry of Disability." American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH), Houston. October 2015.

"Poets in the World of Novel Writing." AWP Conference, Minneapolis. April 2015.

"Poetry and Disability." AWP Conference, Minneapolis. April 2015.

Award Ceremony. The Academy of American Poets, New York. October 2013.

“Conversation on Disability, Biogenetics and Ethics in The Colony.” University of California-Berkeley Disability Colloquium, Berkeley. 19 March 2010.