Gender: New Works, New Questions Panel, featuring "PearlStitch" by Petra Kuppers
- Petra Kuppers, Professor of English, Women's Studies, Art and Design, and Theatre
- Naomi Andre, Associate Professor of Women's Studies, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Associate Director for Faculty at the Residential College
- Melanie Yergeau, Associate Professor of English Language and Literature
This panel of U-M faculty members will discuss Petra Kuppers’ recent poetry collection, PearlStitch (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2016) as part of IRWG's Gender: New Works, New Questions series.
About the Book:
“A pearl stitch is a chain stitch, also known as the basque knot. In this garlandy chain of poems, Petra Kuppers interknits a mythology of heroines, natural wonders, marvelously slippery identities, personal struggles and exultations, but also acknowledges the violence by which text-making and life-making takes place in our world, whereby the “endless piston that drives the needle into the skin,” looping and connecting, is also the mechanism of our most elaborate cultural efflorescence. A beautiful meditation on the labor of making at all levels, PearlStitch stabs out a love letter to the love that fuels our creative surges in spite of all urges toward its perversion by capital” - Maria Damon
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