Posts Tagged: Kathy Acker

Make Your Choices: A Conversation with Chris Kraus

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Chris Kraus discusses her latest book, After Kathy Acker: A Literary Biography, writing about art under patriarchy, politics, and “the truth.”

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Notable NYC: 5/6–5/12

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Saturday 5/6: Jennifer E. Smith presents Windfall. McNally Jackson Books, 6 p.m., free. Carmen Giménez Smith and Aldrin Valdez join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

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The Rumpus Interview with Joshua Mohr

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Joshua Mohr discusses his memoir Sirens, writing for his daughter, and why he values art that trusts its audience.

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The Rumpus Interview with Amy Rose Spiegel

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Amy Rose Spiegel discusses her debut memoir, Action: A Book about Sex, carnal confidence, and the nuances of sex-positivity.

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The Shocking Power of Claude Cahun

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Jessa Crispin discusses discovering the darkly fascinating self portraits of gender-bending surrealist photographer Claude Cahun and the mystery in her life, in an excerpt from The Dead Ladies Project: The Cahun version of Acker had the shaved head, but angled to look frail and sickly, near death, a pre-Holocaust vision of the Auschwitz survivor. And […]

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Out Like a Lion: Kathy Acker’s Last Hours

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Her genre-defying fiction, from the mail-art chapbook The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula to incendiary novels ­like Blood and Guts in High Schooland Empire of the Senseless, were ways to think against every repression, to overturn the worlds—and words—of parents, gender, the academy, rationality, the traditional novel. Let us remember Kathy Acker, whose unrelenting passion for living came […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Ben Fama

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Ben Fama talks about his first full-length poetry collection, Fantasy, the New Narrative movement, and the worst thing that could happen at the Chateau Marmont.

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Jacob Wren

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Jacob Wren discusses his newest novel, Polyamorous Love Song, the relationship between art and ethics, and whether Kanye West is a force for good in the art and music world.

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Kathy Acker, Pirate

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Speaking of icons being people …  here’s an odd piece of memory to add to the mix. Way back in 1997, I was enlisted as the lighting person for a performance of the Kathy Acker-Mekons operetta Pussy, King of the Pirates, an adaptation of Acker’s novel Pussy, King of the Pirates, at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary […]

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