Stephanie Heit

(Michigan) Artist-in-Residence March - April Residency Year: 2023


A queer poet, dancer, and teacher, Ms. Heit engages with her Ypsilanti, Mich., community and beyond through a disability performance collective, a literary organization for disabled poets, and the somatic writing space she runs with her wife, Petra Kuppers, a 2017 Surel’s Place artist-in-residence in poetry. Her first poetry collection, The Color She Gave Gravity (The Operating System), was a Nighboat Poetry Prize finalist and explores the seams of language, movement, and mental health difference. Her second, Psych Murders, is scheduled for publication in fall 2022 by Wayne State University Press. Her work has appeared in journals including Sonora Review, Ecotone, Venti Journal, Rogue Agent, About Place, Anomaly, Bombay Gin, Dunes Review, Typo, and Disability Studies Quarterly.