Publications

BOOKS

Sister Nun 
Negative Capability Press, April 2016

Follow Sister Nun as she escapes over the wall of her convent (even though she has, in no way, been held captive) and read as she explores her identity, sexuality, and the path to enlightenment by wrestling alligators, vacationing in hell, and traveling through time and space during her 215-year lifespan.

“Weiland’s book is polished, unusual, and lovely, but it is even more than that. I don’t remember when I read a book of poetry that I couldn’t put down. Sister Nun is an unforgettable character – and this book that bears such a strong character’s name reminds me of Jane Eyre, Emma, Anna Karenina, and Lolita deserves to be in such elite company.”

-Amy King, Author of The Missing Museum and I Want to Make You Safe; winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize.

Daughter, En Route (Chapbook)
Dicey Books, May 2003

JOURNALS 

“Woman at 40,” Valley Voices: A Literary ReviewV21 N1, Spring 2021
“Ode on ‘Ode on a Grecien Urn,’” Hobo Camp Review, Autumn 2020 (See also “Options”)
“For All To See: A Playboy Christmas,” Valley Voices: A Literary Review, V20 N1 Spring 2020
“Tasha Yar at Her Best,” Cahoodaloodaling, Issue 27: Joy Sticks, Fall 2018 (See also “Lieutenant Yar on Vacay: Secret Longings and Writing the Death Scene”)
“Shanti Lives on the Enterprise Now,” Valley Voices: A Literary Review, (Women Poets: A Special Issue) V18, N1, Spring 2018
“What’s in a Name: Picard Calls Lt. Barclay Broccoli,” Valley Voices: A Literary Review, (Women Poets: A Special Issue) V18, N1, Spring 2018 (See also “But That’s Not My Name”)
“Smile Stew,” Valley Voices: A Literary Review, (Women Poets: A Special Issue) V18, N1, Spring 2018
“Reflection” Cahoodaloodaling, Issue 24: Solitude’s Spectrum, Fall 2017
“Defect” OVS, Winter 2017 (See also “Defect”)
“Interfaith Relationship” Words Dance Publishing, 10/4/16 (See also “Christians and Buddhists and Pagans, Oh My!”)
“Our Mothers” Two Cities Review, Issue 5, Spring 2015
“Bruise” MadHat Lit, Winter 2015
“Match” MadHat Lit, Winter 2015 (See also “Meet Your Match!”)
“Fantasy Cheryl” Toad The Journal, Issue 5:1
“Dormant Trigger” Bop Dead City, Issue 9, Escape (See also “High School Never Ends or Why Poets Hate the Question ‘Did That Really Happen?’”)
“Sleeping with a Woman” Front Porch Review, Vol. 6, October 2014
“Defect” Third Wednesday, Summer 2014 (See also “Defect”)
“Medusa’s Slumber Party” the Kerf, Fall 2012
“Violets” the Kerf, Fall 2012
“Coming Out” the Kerf, Fall 2012
“Glass and Shiny Rings. I Miss My Mother.” Marco Polo Quarterly, Summer 2010, Issue #1
“Without Me” Language and Culture, January 2010
“Earth” Imitation Fruit, Issue 5, November 2009 (See also “Light or Dark, Depending”)
“Abundance” Verdad Magazine, Volume 7, November 2009 (See also “There Are No Lawn Mowers In Heaven”)
“To An Ailment” Tattoo Highway, August 2009 (See also “The Fish in the Mirror”)
“An Over-run of Deer” Off the Coast, Summer 2009
“Enlightenment” Pure Francis, August 23, 2009
“The Absence Of Elk” The Cherry Blossom Review, February 2008
“Learning To Be Dead” The Cherry Blossom Review, February 2008
“I Know Why Buck Rogers Got Fat” Coe Review, Vol. 38, No. 1, Fall 2007
“The Horses Who Lick Razors” Broken Bridge Review, August/September 2007
“Scientists Hate Lobsters” The Rockhurst Review, 19th Edition, Spring 2006
“Her Kind” Mochila Review, Vol. 8, 2006
“God Poem, Part V: Getting His Attention” The Alembic: An International Literary Magazine, April 2006
“Mormon Boys” The Alembic: An International Literary Magazine, April 2006
“Not Everyone Can Be A Princess” The New Delta Review, Vol. 23, No. 1 Winter 2006
“Pretending in Pasties” Plum Biscuit, Issue 2, 2005
“How It Happened” Dispatch One, December 2005
“Pretending in Pasties” The Gihon Review, Vol. 6, Fall 2004
“My Bed Faced the Bus Stop” The Gihon Review, Fall 2004
“Chihuahuas Cure Asthma” The Gihon Review, Fall 2004
“Obsession in the Ladies’ Room” Rio: A Journal of Arts, Issue #13
“Gwen’s Dead” Rio: A Journal of Arts, Issue #13
“Bird Boys” Rio: A Journal of Arts, Issue #13
“On Finding Her Father Out” Steam Ticket, Vol. 6, 2003
“Gwen’s Dead” Diceybrown, February 2003 Issue

ANTHOLOGIZED

“Trigger Warning,” The Night’s Magician: Poems About The Moon, edited by Philip C. Colin and Sue Brannan Walker
“I Dress You In Drag” Great American Poetry Show, 2004 Volume I                                                                                                   

PROSE

“Order” SLAB, Issue 3, April 2008
“Fuchsia Ball of Light” Seven Seas Magazine, February 2003 Issue

BOOK REVIEW

“Angela Ball’s Talking Pillow,” Valley Voices: A Literary Review, (Women Poets: A Special Issue) V18, N1, Spring 2018

INTERVIEWS

“Sister Nun and the Zen of Typing” The Scarlet Newsletter, May 2017

“Who the Hell is Shanti Weiland?” Pankhearst, November 2015

“An Interview With Semi-Finalist, Shanti Weiland” Negative Capability Press, July 2015

“Interview with Shanti Weiland, Issue 9’s Poetry Contest Winner” Bop Dead City, December 2014