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Weise, Jillian

Weise, Jillian

Associate Professor, Creative Writing

Office: 312 Strode
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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)

"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.

"Cathedral by Raymond Carver: A Poem." The Literary Review. 2015.

"Poem for His Ex." Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation. Eds. Lauer and Melnick. Penguin, 2015.

"Confession in South Carolina" and "Elevator Poem." jubilat. 2014.

“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.

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

“Be Not Far From Me.” Dossier. 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)

"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.