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Stephanie Heit

Stephanie Heit is a poet, dancer, and teacher of somatic writing, contemplative dance practice, and kundalini yoga. The Color She Gave Gravity, her debut poetry collection, published by the Operating System in 2017, explores the seams of language, movement, and mental health difference. Her chapbook Water Margins is forthcoming in 2019. She lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where she cocreates Turtle Disco, a somatic writing space, with her wife and collaborator Petra Kuppers. Their essay in this issue will be reprinted in the anthology Geopoetics in Practice, forthcoming from Routledge.

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Hurricane Poetics and Crip Psychogeographies

One weekend in October 2017, we led a workshop at Movement Research, a New York City laboratory for the investigation of dance and movement forms. As the cofounders of the Asylum Project, a range of site-specific explorations of sanctuary, edge space, and communal well-being, infused by crip culture / disability culture values, we are interested in poetry and performance as ways of being in the world. The workshop offered a sample of our collaborative and community-based practices, including tuning…