Jillian Weise

The Cyborg Jillian Weise is a poet, performance artist and disability rights activist. Cy’s 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. Cy’s speculative novel, The Colony, features Darwin, James Watson and Peter Singer. Cy’s fourth book is Cyborg Detective (BOA, 2019). Weise’s essays have appeared in A Public Space, Granta, The New York Times and Tin House. Cy has been awarded residencies from the Fine Arts Work Center, the Fulbright Program and the Lannan Foundation. Cy worked in editorial at The Paris Review and The Iowa Review. This fall the disabled publisher Su Zi/Red Mare Press put out her chapbook Give It to Alfie Tonight. And she produced the short film A Kim Deal Party which features Eileen Myles, Patricia Lockwood and Alice Wong. Jillian recently won the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Cyborg Detective.