Monday, June 19, 2017

"Some Rights" by Jillian Weise

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June 19, 2017

Some Rights

Jillian Weise

About This Poem


"The State is slowly and deliberately trying to extinguish disabled people through any means possible: erosion of our human rights, suspect 'right to die' legislature, denial of access to health care, etc. I'm alarmed when writers collude with the State. I wrote this poem as an objection to both the State and the ableism in poetry."
—Jillian Weise


Jillian Weise's The Book of Goodbyes (BOA Editions, 2012) won the 2013 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. This fall Soft Skull Press will publish a tenth anniversary edition of her poetry collection The Amputee's Guide to Sex (Soft Skull Press, 2007). Weise teaches at Clemson University.


Poetry by Weise


The Book of Goodbyes

(BOA Editions, 2012) 

"I'm Over the Moon" by Brenda Shaughnessy


"Letter Beginning with Two Lines by Czesław Miłosz" by Matthew Olzmann


"Shared Plight" by Kamilah Aisha Moon


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