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Julene T Weaver

Author's Bio

Julene Tripp Weaver writes poetry, prose poems, creative non fiction and experiments with a variety of forms. When she went back to school for her BA in Creative Writing she studied with Audre Lorde, Louse DeSalvo and Joan Larkin at the City University of New York. Since 1988, she has practiced Continuum Movement. She ran Muse To Write Circles for ten years integrating movement to evoke body-centered writing; she considers this part of the Transformation Language Arts Movement. For two years she ran her workshops at Seattle's Cancer Life Line. She moved to Seattle in 1989 where she enrolled at The Leadership Institute of Seattle, an experiential self-assessment program. Her Masters in Applied Behavioral Science is based in Family of Origin theory. Since then, she has worked in HIV/AIDS Services. A bulk of her writing stems from this work. She has created two spoken word performance pieces: "The Wailing Wall," which focuses on her work with AIDS, and "Spin the Bottle," which focuses on her writing about women's sexuality. Both these pieces use her words, experimental voicing, and Continuum Movement. In 2002 she began her study with Tom Spanbauer and his trademarked Dangerous Writing in Portland, Oregon; this inspired her to write fiction. She is now writing condensed and flash creative non fiction pieces.

Publications and Prizes

No Father Can Save Her (Plain View Press (Austin, TX), 2011)
Case Walking: An AIDS Case Manager Wails Her Blues (Finishing Line Press, 2007)
Letters to the World Poets from the Wom-Po Listserv (Red Hen Press, 2008), Tattoos on Cedar (Washington Poets Association, 2006)
Arabesques Review, Arnazella, Blue Collar Review, Crab Creek Review, Healing Muse, knock, Las Cruces Poets and Writers Magazine, Main Street Rag, Nerve Cowboy, Off the Coast, Penitalia, Pilgrimage, Pontoon, Words' Worth, Writer's Almanac
Third Place Prize for Poetry, 2005 Unfinished Works Competition, AIDS Service Foundation Orange County Case Walking An AIDS Case Manage Wails Her Blues, Nerve Cowboy Chapbook Contest, Third Place Prize, 2006

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Orpheus in the Bronx: Essays on Identity, Politics, and the Freedom of Poetry by Reginald Shepherd, Poem Revised: 54 Poems; Revisions, Discussions by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Editor, King of Shadows by Aaron Shurin, Big Towns, Big Talk by Patricia Smith, In The Heart of The Heart of Another Country by Etel Adnan
Favorite Books:
Blood Dazzler by Patricia Smith;
Favorite Authors:
Wanda Coleman; Philip Levine; Thomas Spanbauer, Kate Braverman; Lana H. Ayers; June Jordan; Louise DeSalvo; Joan Larkin; Audre Lorde; Ellen Douglas; Sam Lipsyte; Mary Gaitskill; James Tate; Charles Simic; William Stafford; Eileen Myles; Mark Strand

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Listing last updated: June 13, 2011

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Callicoon, NY
Raised in:
Kenoza Lake, NY

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