Fiction. LGBT Studies. IMPOSSIBLE PRINCESS is the third collection of gay short fiction by Kevin Killian. An original member of the notorious San Francisco-based "new narrative" circle including Dennis Cooper and Kathy Acker, Killian is a master short story writer, crafting campy yet edgy tales that explore both the humor and darkness of desire. From an examination of an ex-British-boy-band-member's skeevy skivvies, to a sexual assault inside a copy machine, to a nocturnal tryst in a panther cage, IMPOSSIBLE PRINCESS runs a bizarre gamut of erotic experience, where the appetite of lust is only satisfied by the peculiar unexpected.
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Kevin Killian's poetry collections include ARGENTO SERIES (2001), Action Kylie (2008), Tweaky Village (2014), TONY GREENE ERA (Wonder Books, 2017), and Les éléments (Joco Seria). He is also the author of three volumes of Selected Amazon Reviews (2006-17), the novels Shy (1989), Arctic Summer (1997), and Spreadeagle (2012) the short-story collections Little Men (1996), which won the PEN Oakland award, I Cry Like a Baby (2001), the Lambda Literary Award-winner Impossible Princess (2009); and the memoir Bedrooms Have Windows (1989). With Lewis Ellingham, Killian coedited Jack Spicer's posthumously published detective novels The Train of Thought: (Chapter III of a Detective Novel) (1994) and The Tower of Babel (1994) and cowrote the biography Poet Be Like God: Jack Spicer and the San Francisco Renaissance (1998). With Peter Gizzi, Killian coedited My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (2008), which won the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. With Dodie Bellamy, he edited the anthology WRITERS WHO LOVE TOO MUCH: NEW NARRATIVE 1977-1997 (2017). Kevin Killian is the author of more than 40 plays for San Francisco Poets Theater. His collaborative poets theater works include Stone Marmalade (1996, with Leslie Scalapino), The American Objectivists (2001, with Brian Kim Stefans), and, with Barbara Guest, Often (published in a limited edition by Kenning Editions in 2001). Killian and David Brazil are coeditors of THE KENNING ANTHOLOGY OF POETS THEATER: 1945-1985 (2010).Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA