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

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Date:
August 12
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
free
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Website:
http://www.horizonbooks.com

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Age
Adults

Venue

Horizon Books downtown Traverse City
243 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI United States
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Phone:
(231) 941-6584

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

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