2019
April 26 Detroit // Third Man Records with Ishmael Reed and Tennessee Reed
April 15 Syracuse // The Burton Blatt Institute with Stephen Kuusisto
Sept 28 Charleston // Blue Bicycle Books + Redux with Patricia Lockwood
Oct 10 Brooklyn // A Public Space Book Launch with Patricia Lockwood
Oct 12 Woodstock // The Golden Notebook with Amanda Jo Williams
Nov 06 Miami // The Betsy Hotel with Holly Iglesias
Nov 14 Decatur // Reading at Charis Books
Nov 21 Spartanburg // Hub City Bookshop with April Ayers Lawson
Nov 23 Charlottesville // Reading at New Dominion with Lindsay Stuart Hill

2020
Jan 10 Seattle // MLA, Panel: Disability and Surveillance
Feb 12 Rochester // Brockport Writers Forum
Mar 05 San Antonio // AWP, Panel: On Afrofuturist and Cyborg Aesthetics
Mar 28 Milwaukee // CCCC, Panel: Poetics, Praxis and Social Justice

Favorites

Cripple Punk or CPUNK Manifesto
Rewriting the Old Disability Script by Nicola Griffith
Fearfully, Wonderfully & Still Disabled AF by Imani Barbarin

Representation
Julia Kenny
Dunow, Carlson and Lerner Literary Agency
27 W. 20th Street, Suite 1107
New York, NY 10011
julia [at] dclagency [dot] com

Media Inquiries
Ron Martin-Dent
BOA Editions
martindent [at] boaeditions [dot] org

Jillian Weise
is a poet, performance artist and disability rights activist. Her first book, The Amputee’s Guide to Sex, was reissued in a 10th anniversary edition with a new preface. The Book of Goodbyes won the 2013 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and the 2013 Isabella Gardner Award from BOA Editions. Her speculative novel, The Colony, features the characters of Charles Darwin, James Watson and Peter Singer. Weise’s essays have appeared in A Public Space, Granta, The New York Times, and Tin House. Her work is anthologized in About Us, The Writers Presence, The Manifesto Project, Disability Studies Reader, Please Excuse this Poem and elsewhere. She’s been awarded residencies 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. She performs as Tipsy Tullivan across social media. Her fourth book is Cyborg Detective (BOA, 2019).