Ice Bar collects a number of stories set in and around asylums, institutions, sites of stricture and sanctuary. These stories, as well as a range of prose-poems, emerged out of The Asylum project, a performance series I co-led with Stephanie Heit.
One of these stories appeared with the New Zealand/Aotearoa based journal Capricious, ‘Grave Weed,’ in January 2017, as part of a special issue on plants.
One of these stories was published in the Sycamore Review in late 2016, ‘Painting the Asylum Garden.’
The Asylum Project also led to a range of academic/poetics publications:
‘Queer Spiritual Drifting: Not At Home In The Beguinage.’ Performance Research 23:7, special issue: On Drifting, 89-94 (2018)
Petra Kuppers: ‘Invited Hauntings in Site-Specific Performance and Poetry: The Asylum Project.’ RIDE: Journal for Applied Theatre and Performance. 23:3, 438-453 (2018)
‘Mad Methodologies and Community Performance: The Asylum Project’ (An essay hosted by Petra Kuppers, with Stephanie Heit, April Sizemore-Barber, and VK Preston) Theatre Topics, 26: 2 (2016) 221-237.
“Hurricane Poetics and Crip Psychogeographies.” (co-authored with Stephanie Heit) Ecotone 27 (2019)
‘Blood Compost: The Asylum Project.’ P-Queue. No. 15: 47-58 (2018)