April 28, 2017
2505 SE 11th Ave.
Beautiful, letter-pressed broadsides with a Savage poem and Heit poem with every book purchase.
Claudia F. Savage’s poetry collection, Bruising Continents (Spuyten Duyvil, 2017) has been called “a love story that reveals that eros properly seen is a force as monumental as continental drift” (Dan Beachy-Quick). The collection has been a finalist for the New Issues Poetry Prize and The Hudson Poetry Prize. Savage’s poems, interviews and essays have been published in numerous journals such as The Denver Quarterly, BOMB, Drunken Boat, Nimrod, and Columbia Journal; she has been a Pushcart and Best New Poets nominee, collaborates regularly with visual artists, dancers and musicians, and is also a member of the performance duo Thick in the Throat, Honey. She lives and teaches in Portland with her husband and daughter.
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) traces longing for connection between women and was a Nightboat Poetry Prize finalist. “These poems enact one of our most potent human gifts: our ability to find ourselves — tumbling, falling down, standing up — in proprioceptive relation to everything in our earthly realm” (Eleni Sikelianos). Heit’s work most recently appeared in Midwestern Gothic, Typo, Streetnotes, Nerve Lantern, QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology, and Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her partner and collaborator, Petra Kuppers.