[an undichotomizing poetic]

somatics : an undichotomizing poetic : a provocative invitation

By Bronwyn Preece

i am a poet. a performer. eARThist. a writer. i never [rarely] suffer from writer’s block. until now.

somatics toolkit?

the words fail me. i return again, and again to [try to] write. to respond.



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Alaimo, Stacy (2010b) ‘The Naked Word: The Trans-Corporeal Ethics of the Protesting Body’ in Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory Vol.20 Pt.1 (pp.15-36).

Alaimo, Stacy (2016a) Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Post-Human Times. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Alaimo, Stacy (2016b) ‘Thinking as the Stuff of the World’ in Alaimo, Stacy Exposed. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press (pp.169-188).

Banes, Sally and Lepecki, André (2007) ‘Introduction: The Performance of    the Senses’ in Banes, Sally and Lepecki, André (eds.) The Senses in Performance. London: Routledge (pp.1-9).

Nancy, Jean-Luc (2000) Being Singular Plural. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Preece, Bronwyn (2019) Performing Embodiment: Improvisational Investigations into the Intersections of Ecology and Disability. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Huddersfield.

Suzuki, David with McConnell, Amanda (1997) The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering our Place in Nature Vancouver, BC: Greystone Books.

Contributor Bio:

Bronwyn Preece is an improvisational, site-specific performance eARThist, published poet and author, community-engaged Applied Theatre practitioner, butoh dancer and multi-disciplinary artist…who is honoured to be living as a guest on the Traditional Indigenous Territory of the Salish Peoples.  Her performance and writing work actively incorporates a sensitivity to place.  She recently completed her SSHRC-funded PhD in Performance (Performing Embodiment: Improvisational Investigations into the Intersections of Ecology and Disability), and holds a SSHRC-funded MA and a BFA-with-Distinction in Applied Theatre.  Bronwyn became Canada’s first certified teacher of Action Theater™ improvisation.  She facilitates workshops and performs internationally…often calling here work earthBODYment.