Writing Poetry About Disability: Or How to “Crip” Your Poem: online workshop begins June 15
Thursdays 6-8 PM Central Time, June 15-July 27, 2023 (off week June 29) In this six-week online workshop-course, participants will learn techniques and devices for writing poetry about disability with a disability (social-political) consciousness, also known as “Crip Poetry:” a radical subgenre of poetry focused on self-defining disability against the norms of a society made … Continue reading Writing Poetry About Disability: Or How to “Crip” Your Poem: online workshop begins June 15
Poems forthcoming in Arc Magazine “Disability Desire” themed issue
My poems “Elegy Written in a Jewish Graveyard–Ending with a Defection” and “How to Teach Poetry in Back to Normal” will be published this fall in Arc Magazine’s “Disability Desire” themed issue.
New Poetry Book Available for Pre-Order
My new poetry collection Is This Scary? (ECW Press, 2021) is ready for pre order! Anna Mehler Paperny, author of the national bestseller Hello IWant to Die Please Fix Me has praised the book, writing: “Jacob Scheier’s poetry yanks you back to the septic-antiseptic psych ward, the dissociation of drowning in suicidality, the mad-scientist feeling of psychotropic medication. It reminds … Continue reading New Poetry Book Available for Pre-Order