Dear Eve Ensler,
I want to start off by saying thank you. I appreciate the time you took to reach out to me, because I know you’re incredibly busy. I know there are much more important people in this world than myself, so I appreciate you engaging in dialogue with me and my colleague Kelleigh…
— Kathy Acker - Paragraphs
"The Xenotext Experiment aims to embed poetry in one of the earth’s most resilient organisms — a strain of bacteria called Deinococcus radiodurans.” .
cybernetics loops me back to mysticism again and again.
fever ala tumour by lizzy mercier descloux
Dodie Bellamy on Kathy Acker:
1. Compare Acker’s treatment of pirates with that of William Burroughs, an often cited influence on her work. In his introduction to Cities of the Red Night, Burroughs writes that the pirate communes of the seventeenth century represent an example of “Utopia” as it “actually could have happened” (xiv). But where Burroughs’s pirate com- munes are animated by the liberal “principles of the French and American revolutions” and constitute a kind of ideal democracy, Acker’s piracy is hostile to all forms of politi- cal organization. Her piracy myth envisions a radically free market as the utopian replacement for democracy, “liberal principles,” and all other modes of organizing social life.