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Petra Kuppers

Petra Kuppers is a disability culture activist, a community performance artist and a professor at the University of Michigan. She leads The Olimpias, an international performance research collective. Her Theatre and Disability (Palgrave, 2017) offers a snapshot of the field. Her previous books engaged disability performance, medicine and contemporary arts, somatics and writing, and community performance. She is the author of a dark fantasy collection, Ice Bar (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2018). Her most recent poetry collection is the ecosomatic Gut Botany (Wayne State University Press, 2020). She lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where she co-creates Turtle Disco, a somatic writing space, with Stephanie Heit.