The final essay in the series on cultural life in Berlin, “Letter from Berlin #5: Dancing on our own,” on Berghain, is live on the Best American Poetry Blog.


What does it mean for the body to become fractured, to suffer from a sense of displacement? What are the political, social, and psychic forces that act upon the body to engender these ruptures? And can these ruptures be recovered?

Mondays from September 11 – October 2, Kathleen Heil is teaching a Symposium at Stillpoint Spaces Berlin on “Fractured Bodies: Contemporary Forms of Displacement” viewed through the lens of contemporary literature.