part of portrait of Eli by Riva Lehrer

Videos of Eli’s work


Here's a sample of Eli's work on video, catching him in front of a microphone.

Defective, Deficient & Burdensome // Cure, Disability & Natural Worlds //
A Great Flock of Stories // Laura Hershey //


Defective, Deficient & Burdensome:
Thinking About Bad Bodies




Eli gave this talk at Middlebury College in September, 2015. The video is not captioned.

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Notes on Cure, Disability & Natural Worlds




Eli gave this talk at the University of New Hampshire in April, 2015. The video is captioned.

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We Need a Great Flock of Stories




Eli wrote this poem for the Patient No More exhibit that recounts the history of the 1977 San Francisco sit-in to demand the signing of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Predating the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act by 13 years, Section 504 is anti-discrimination legislation that began to protect disabled people's civil rights. Eli's poem was prompted by the Patient No More mural. Check out the whole virtual exhibit, including Leah Lakshmi Piepzna Samrasinha's beautiful poem cripstory (scroll down the page for "cripstory"). The video is both captioned and signed in ASL.

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Laura Hershey: Queer Crip Poet to Queer Crip Poet




In 2011, Arisa White asked Eli to make a short video about poetry and mentorship for an event called "Out of Necessity" at the San Francisco Queer Arts Festival. This video is what Eli made, honoring queer crip connection with disabled lesbian poet and activist Laura Hershey. It is captioned.

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