Join us for a night of poetry with visiting poet, Jillian Weise, and local poet, Holly Iglesias!
About the poets:
Jillian Weise is a poet, performance artist and disability rights activist. She is the author of four books: three 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. Her sci-fi novel The Colony features the characters of Charles Darwin, James Watson and Peter Singer. The Book of Goodbyes won the 2013 Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and the 2013 Gardner Award from BOA Editions. Cyborg Detective is her latest book of poems. Weise has written about being a cyborg forGranta and The NYT. Her web series, "Tips for Writers by Tipsy Tullivan," has been profiled by BOMB, The Common, Electric Lit and Inside Higher Ed. Her website is www.jillianweise.com
Holly Iglesias’ work includes three collections of poetry—Sleeping Things (Press 53), Angles of Approach (White Pine Press) and Souvenirs of a Shrunken World (Kore Press)—and a critical work, Boxing Inside the Box: Women’s Prose Poetry (Quale Press). In addition, she has translated the work of Cuban poet Caridad Atencio. She has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council, the Edward Albee Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Iglesias earned a master’s degree in History from the University of Miami and a doctorate in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Florida State University. She recently retired from the faculty of the Master of Liberal Arts Program at the University of North Carolina-Asheville and now teaches in the Creative Writing program at the University of Miami, with a focus on documentary/archival poetry.