Jade Lascelles is a poet, letterpress printer, and editor based in Boulder, Colorado. She is attracted to edge in a wide landscape of iterations: the edge of a physical page, the break of a line, the limits which a writing can rush towards (and sometimes fall over). She wishes to track the intersections of creative written work, critical thinking, and somatic experiential collaborations with audience. In addition to her role with Precipice, Jade currently works in the publishing industry, helms her letterpress imprint deerheartpress, manages Naropa University’s Harry Smith Print Shop, and serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Bombay Gin literary journal. She is a busy lady overrun with words, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
For the last 15 years, Jen Kotch, cofounder of Precipice: An Inukshuk Collective, has been investigating and writing about the adaptation of mobility in hunters of the far north. The hunter's way of life is one of the most adaptive and flexible of human systems. At the heart of this investigation remains an all-important truth, a truth that serves as a reminder that Northern hunters' commitment to mobility must not be seen simply as a matter of economics. It goes to the very foundations of life, receiving expression in the beliefs and metaphors by which life itself is defined.
Jess Hagemann is a ghostwriter in Austin, Texas. She helps living people put on the page the memories that made them, the expertise they have to share, and the fictions they wish could be. Jess also writes her own fiction, in the vein of what she most likes to read: Chuck Palahniuk's pop-culture absurdity, Mark Z. Danielewski's found-object horror, Ayn Rand's philosophy, and Richard Brautigan's continual dream-state. Firmly rooted in both time and place, Jess believes in loving where and who you are right now, at this moment; her research is accordingly ethnographic. You may contact her through Cider Spoon Stories.
Kristen Park is an ecosomatic writer of the littoral zone. As a Naropa University M.F.A. graduate, Kristen found the language to investigate samskara. She writes in edges. Cofounder of Precipice: An Inukshuk Collective, she generates somatic writing exercises and coordinates poetry-movement events. When not choreographing in the bathtub or writing in the sand, she teaches composition at Johnson & Wales University and Bryant University in Historic Rhode Island.
Event photography by Kerry O'Neill.
Precipice logo by Allie McCleary.