Stephanie Heit is a poet, dancer, and teacher of somatic writing, Contemplative Dance Practice, and Kundalini Yoga. She lives with bipolar disorder and is a member of the Olimpias, an international disability performance collective. Her debut poetry collection, The Color She Gave Gravity (The Operating System, 2017) was a Nightboat Poetry Prize finalist. Her work most recently appeared in Midwestern Gothic, Dunes Review, About Place, Lime Hawk, Typo, Streetnotes, Nerve Lantern, Disability Studies Quarterly, QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology, Spoon Knife Anthology, Theatre Topics, and Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance. She lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan where she co-creates Turtle Disco, a community arts space, with her partner and collaborator, Petra Kuppers.
Selected writings and CV at https://independent.academia.edu/StephanieHeit.
~ Find out about Stephanie Heit’s writing process, book loves, amphibious living, Midwest roots and more in this interview with Midwestern Gothic.
~ This Dunes Review interview shares interdisciplinary starts, creating in different environments and bodymind states, mad activism, writing in water.
~ This Radio Boise interview on The Poetry Show with Daphne Stanford shares poems from The Color She Gave Gravity, movement/writing catalysts, queer/mad poetics, environmental incubation, not sleeping and water.