Out Like a Lion: Kathy Acker’s Last Hours


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 through in her dying, as captured in a recent essay over at Hazlitt.

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