In C. S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy, Perelandra is a celestial Eden where the arrival of humankind triggers a crisis of great spiritual and ecological significance. In naming the shop after this place/story, we wanted to honor the way in which books are acts of imagination and ecology, and the way in which communities need both of these things to heal and grow. We hope to see you soon!
Joe holds an MFA in writing & poetics from Naropa University, where he studied collaborative and contemplative poetics; his thesis focused on Annie Dillard’s poetry and the spiritual language of the American landscape. He and Indigo met in 2013 while working at Innisfree Poetry Bookstore in Boulder, CO.
Indigo holds an MA in social science from the University of Chicago, where her thesis focused on decolonial theories of industrial agriculture through the lens of waterhemp, an indigenous disruptor of hegemonic production infrastructures. She managed Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Café from 2011 to 2016.