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Poetry Reading: Stephanie Heit, THE COLOR SHE GAVE GRAVITY and Petra Kuppers, PEARLSTITCH

THE COLOR SHE GAVE GRAVITY traces longing for connection between women. An ecopoetics of the bodymind, these poems take us inside a dance inside an imaginary city inside sculpted spaces inside the insomniac body inside sister grief inside she. The work emerges from a landscape of somatic engagement and by experiences of psychiatric systems and multiple hospitalizations.

“A pearl stitch is a chain stitch, also known as the basque knot. In this garlandy chain of poems, Petra Kuppers interknits a mythology of heroines, natural wonders, marvelously slippery identities, personal struggles and exultations, but also acknowledges the violence by which text-making and life-making takes place in our world, whereby the “endless piston that drives the needle into the skin,” looping and connecting, is also the mechanism of our most elaborate cultural efflorescence. A beautiful meditation on the labor of making at all levels, PearlStitch stabs out a love letter to the love that fuels our creative surges in spite of all urges toward its perversion by capital.”
Maria Damon

Event date: 
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
243 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684