Petra Kuppers

Petra Kuppers is a community performance artist, a disability culture activist, and a writer. She is the author of the queer/crip speculative story collection Ice Bar (Spuyten Duyvil, 2018). Her ecosomatic poetry collection Gut Botany appeared in March 2020 with the Made in Michigan series (Wayne State University Press). Other poetry collections include PearlStitch (Spuyten Duyvil 2016) and the chapbook Green Orion Woman (dancing girls, 2018). Her hybrid ecopoetic performance writings have appeared in P-Queue, Ecotone, TDR and more. She teaches in (and has written academic books about) performance studies, disability studies, somatics, and creative methodologies at the University of Michigan and at Goddard College’s low-residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts. She is the Artistic Director of The Olimpias disability culture collective, and co-leads Turtle Disco, a somatic writing studio in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with her wife Stephanie Heit. Her next academic book, Eco Soma: Experimental Performance Encounters, is forthcoming with the University of Minnesota Press.