Resources & Publications



  • Book cover of "Someone Falls Overboard: Talking through Poems"Someone Falls Overboard: Talking through Poems by Stephen Kuusisto and Ralph James Savarese, “Kuusisto and Savarese explore the meaning of age, disability, poetry, and memory; what emerges is a single long poem about friendship, witty, inventive, profane.” –George Estreich, author of Fables and Futures: Biotechnology, Disability, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves.
  • Fall 2019 special double issue of Nine Mile Art & Literary Magazine, including 23-poets in an anthology of Neurodivergent, Disability, Deaf, Mad, and Crip Poetics, edited by Diane R. Wiener.
  • Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet’s Journey by Stephen Kuusisto, “In a lyrical love letter to guide dogs everywhere, a blind poet shares his delightful story of how a guide dog changed his life and helped him discover a newfound appreciation for travel and independence.”
  • Old Horse, What Is to Be Done? by Stephen Kuusisto, “…Kuusisto is writing at the height of his powers. But what does that mean? It means that the poet finds a lyric key to the word, and knows it. But how is it done, what is his secret? Perhaps it is his knowledge of “the pressure that makes each fact float.” Old Horse, What Is to Be Done? is a beautiful, unrelenting, moving book. It is a book to live with. I love it.” –Ilya Kaminsky, author of Deaf Republic

    Front Cover of "Old Horse, What is to be Done?" by Stephen Kuusisto
    Front Book Cover of “Old Horse, What is to be Done?” by Stephen Kuusisto
  • Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature Wordgathering is a digital, Open Access, quarterly journal of disability poetry, literature, and the arts, with two interconnected purposes. First, we are dedicated to providing an accessible venue for featuring the work of emerging and well-known writers with disabilities (disabled writers). Second, we seek to make available and expand a searchable core of this work for interested readers (with and without disabilities) who are committed to disability poetry, literature, and the arts. Wordgathering is hosted as a partnership between the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach at the Burton Blatt Institute and Syracuse University Libraries.