Gut Botany

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Wayne State University Press
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6.4 X 7.8 X 0.4 inches | 0.35 pounds

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About the Author

Petra Kuppers is a disability culture activist, a community performance artist, and a professor of English and women's studies at the University of Michigan. She is author of the poetry collection PearlStitch, the queer/crip speculative story collection Ice Bar, and multiple academic books. She lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where she co-creates Turtle Disco, a community arts space.


Gut Botany weaves disability, ecological, somatic, and performance poetry. Throughout, diverse human and more-than-human bodies touch with tenderness, violence, joy, and pain. Kuppers tries to be open to 'the all' and how all her senses 'layer and story' so she can write--'palm tingling'--toward healing, sanctuary, and love.-- (10/14/2019)
In these poems Petra Kuppers slides words into unexpected spaces following rivers of conscious memories and neural networks of unconscious motions. Places become political and politics become visceral. She weaves a way of being in the world with the forces that oppose it and edges of reality and sensation that serve to feed it. Reading these poems we find light, breezes, and resilience.-- (10/14/2019)
Gut Botany is a capacious assay of corporeal life-support systems. A lingual choreography of interrelation and interdependence forms a generative phenomenology where every point of contact matters. Gendered, sexual, ableist, ecological, and colonial-settler violence is met with fierce and tender resistance. By disarming all forms of tyranny and extractivism, sustainability is possible. This is a work of immense transformative capacity. I am moved by the sheer responsiveness and receptivity that is involved when blooming out of line as a gender non-conforming nebula. Find sustenance in this generous resource of movement and change.-- (10/14/2019)
Through a bold new empiricism-attentions drawn to surfaces, new ways to touch and understand touching, and thus new depths of healing-the human/more-than-human relation is rewritten. Gut Botany reveals a geospatial philosophy of radical connectedness.-- (10/14/2019)
Kuppers' intentionality has remained strong but her lyric gifts have increased with time. Culture Gut Botany yourself and apprehend the growth.-- (03/20/2020)
Petra Kuppers's new collection is a wonder. [. . .] At turns beautiful and provocative, Gut Botany is a tonic against loneliness.-- (03/24/2020)