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Faculty Bio

Weise, Jillian

Weise, Jillian

Associate Professor, Creative Writing

Office: 312 Strode


Focus: Creative Writing, 20th and 21st Century American Literature

Research Interests
Jillian Weise’s latest poetry collection, The Book of Goodbyes, won the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and the Isabella Gardner Award from BOA Editions. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Tin House and Verse Daily. She received creative writing fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, the Fulbright Program and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her interests include 20th and 21st Century Fiction and Poetry; Poetic Theory; Speculative Fiction; Disability Studies; Southern Literature and the Latin American Boom. Weise earned a M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Cincinnati.

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)

“Imaginary Interview.” Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 3.3, 2013.

“Toy Train” and “To Forget Mark Dicklip.” Crazyhorse. No. 84, 2013.

“Stay a Stand-up Bassist Forever.” Bayou Magazine. Issue 60, 2013.

“Freudian Robot” and “Rahab.” Salt Hill. Issue 30, 2013.

“Cloning Disabled Subjects.” Drunken Boat. Issue 15, 2012.

“Elegy for Zahra Baker.” Fairy Tale Review. Grey Issue, 2012.

“Be Not Far From Me.” Dossier. 2011.

“The Ugly Law.” New Ohio Review. Issue 9, 2011.

“Coda” and “Late Night with Gladiola.” Roger. 2011.

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)

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

“Fellowship Fiction Reading.” The Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Sewanee, TN. 18 July 2010.

“Fulbright Fellowships for Creative Writers.” The Associated Writers’ & Writing Programs Conference, Denver, CO. 10 April 2010.

“Reading Poetry and Fiction.” Vol 1. Brooklyn Reading Series, Brooklyn. 8 May 2010.

“Open Form: Readings of Black Mountain Poems.” Review 2: An International Conference of Black Mountain College, UNC-Asheville, NC. 8 Oct 2010. Panel Chair.

“Poetry Reading.” Poetry @ Tech Reading Series, Georgia Tech, Atlanta. 2 Dec 2010.

“Reading Poetry and Fiction.” The Drew University Reading Series, Madison, NJ. 4 Nov 2010.

“Reading Poetry and Fiction.” Inside Story Time, Café Royale, San Francisco. 18 March 2010.

“Reading Poetry and Fiction.” Modern Times Bookstore, San Francisco. 17 March 2010.

“Reading from The Colony.” A Public Space, Brooklyn. 5 March 2010.

“Reading from The Colony.” Emrys Reading Series, Greenville, SC. 24 May 2010. 

“Reading from The Colony.” KGB Bar Reading Series, Manhattan. 7 March 2010.

“Reading from The Colony.” The Booksmith Reading Series, Brookline, MA. 1 June 2010.

“Reading from The Colony.” The Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, GA. 4 Sept 2010.

“Reading Poetry and Fiction.” University of West Georgia Reading Series, Carrollton, GA. 29 March 2010.