Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. Art. LGBTQIA Studies. A lyric essay written through Kathy Acker's evocative prose, public statements, and private archives. A lyric cover of Kathy Acker's career and a study of the development of narrative in her books deftly tracing Acker's interactions with a diverse palette of avant-gardisms, world letters, cultures, and theory. Martin follows Acker through New York's downtown St. Mark's Poetry Project scene, Black Mountain College, and the Beats, as Acker embarks on her own deconstructions of subjects autobiographical and historical, art procedurals, proto-conceptual writing, legacies, and spirits.
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Douglas A. Martin (born September 29, 1973 in Nassawadox, Virginia, USA) is a poet, a novelist and a short story writer. He was raised in Warner Robins, Georgia and moved to New York City in 1998. Beginning as a performance poet and dramatist, Martin then moved to the novel form, and he has concentrated most of his creative energies here since his first full-length prose work Outline of My Lover. Martin holds a BA from the University of Georgia, an MFA from The New School, and a PhD in English from the CUNY Graduate Center. His doctoral dissertation, which dealt with the work of post-modern writer Kathy Acker, was awarded The Irving Howe Prize for Best Dissertation Involving Politics and Literature in 2007. In addition to YOUR BODY FIGURED, Douglas A. Martin is the author of two novels (Branwell, Outline of My Lover), a book of stories (They Change the Subject), and a collection of poetry (In the Time of Assignments), as well as coauthor of a book of haiku. He teaches at The New School University and in the MFA Program at Goddard College and lives in Brooklyn.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA