There is an important and renewed focus on the issues of able-bodied privilege, disabled persons' accessibility in creative and sexual spaces/portrayals, etc and Weise's is a singular artistic voice within the conversation
With so many "Nasty Women" and "Nevertheless, She Persisted" reading groups and book clubs popping up, this collection is an essential recommended read
As part of the Soft Skull editorial relaunch, we're reissuing backlist titles whose stellar impact and ongoing significance warrant their place in the cultural conversation. THE AMPUTEE'S GUIDE TO SEX was selected as the quintessential Soft Skull title with which to launch this reissue project
When first published in 2007, this spare book of poetry changed the conversation around disability. Weise’s verse is just as powerful, provocative, and necessary in 2017.
In a new introduction, Weise recontextualizes her work, revisiting her experiences while she wrote it, and revealing the collection’s urgency to our present moment.
Jillian Weise: Jillian Weise is a poet, performance artist and disability rights activist. She is the author of The Amputee’s Guide to Sex (2007), The Colony (2010) and The Book of Goodbyes (2013), which won the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and the Isabella Gardner Award from BOA Editions. Her work has appeared in A Public Space, The Huffington Post and The New York Times and many other publications. Weise is the recipient of residencies and fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, the Fulbright Program, the Lannan Foundation, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is an Associate Professor at Clemson University.