B R U N A is pleased to present the sixth event in the MUTTER COURAGE program, an occasional reading series + conversation space curated by YANARA Friedland. Mutter Courage #6 welcomes STEFANIA Heim and the celebration of two new books by her.
ABOUT STEFANIA HEIM
STEFANIA is author of two collections of poems. Her most recent, HOUR BOOK, was selected by JENNIFER Moxley as winner of the Sawtooth Prize and published this year by Ahsahta Press. Geometry of Shadows, her volume of translations of metaphysical artist GIORGIO de Chirico's Italian poems, has just been published by A Public Space Books. STEFANIA received an NEA Translation Fellowship for her work on de Chirico. Also a scholar of poetry, STEFANIA’s recent essays have appeared in Textual Practice, The Paris Review, and the edited volume 19|21: Contemporary Poets in the Nineteenth Century Archive. She teaches in the English department at Western Washington University.
ABOUT MUTTER COURAGE
MUTTER COURAGE is an occasional reading series and conversation space curated by YANARA Friedland, which invites writers at the corner of poetic, embodied, and intersectional practices to share their work with the B R U N A community. MUTTER COURAGE refers to the name of the main character in Berthold Brecht’s eponymous play. A relentless maker in a war-torn world, MUTTER COURAGE inspires this series, which unfolds in expressions of courage in voice.
We acknowledge that the activities of B R U N A take place on the sacred and ancestral home of the Lummi and Nooksack peoples. We are grateful for their loving stewardship of the land and its inhabitants, and intend to be good guests and neighbors as we recognize their sovereignty and rich cultural practice + heritage. We set this intention first by making acknowledgments and then by practicing reciprocity. We are grateful to be able to share this space (both physically and culturally) with indigenous communities from here and elsewhere. In addition, we invite others to join us in recognizing our status as settler/occupants of this land and in making a commitment to support the Lummi and Nooksack nations through reparations.
B R U N A is made possible in part with support from Whatcom Human Rights Task Force