About

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, Lime HawkTypo, Streetnotes, Nerve Lantern, 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 with her partner and collaborator, Petra Kuppers.

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

Lake Michigan, Point Betsie Lighthouse in my 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.