KGB: Monday Night Poetry - Jillian Weise + Natalie Shapero

September 18, 2017
9:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Jillian Weise is a poet, performance artist, and disability rights activist.  She is the author of The Amputee’s Guide to Sex, The Colony, and The Book of Goodbyes, which won the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her work has appeared in publications including A Public Space, The Huffington Post, and The New York Times.

Natalie Shapero is the Professor of the Practice of Poetry at Tufts University and an editor at large of the Kenyon Review. Her poetry collections are Hard Child (Copper Canyon, 2017) and No Object (Saturnalia, 2013). Natalie’s writing has appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Poetry, The Progressive, and elsewhere. Natalie holds degrees in creative writing and in law. She has worked as a litigation fellow with Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and she has taught at Kenyon College, the Ohio State University, and the Columbus College of Art and Design. Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, a Kenyon Review Fellowship, and a Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award.