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 HawkTypo, Streetnotes, Nerve Lantern, Disability Studies QuarterlyQDA: 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.

white woman, smiling, in front of Lake Michigan at sunset

Lake Michigan at Point Betsie in beloved Benzie County

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.