Poetry. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. Dodie Bellamy's CUNT-UPS—first published in 2001 and recipient of the Firecracker Award for Innovative Poetry—was immediately a controversial and celebrated work. Using the "cut-up" technique of William S. Burroughs, CUNT-UPS is a work of sex magick, based on source texts from old lovers and Jeffery Dahmer transcriptions. The resulting spell queers everything around it. Enjoy!
Dodie Bellamy is a novelist, nonfiction author, journalist and editor, known for her non-traditional use of sexuality, politics, and narrative experimentation. Her work is frequently associated with that of Dennis Cooper, Kathy Acker, and Eileen Myles. She is one of the originators in the New Narrative literary movement, which attempts to use the tools of experimental fiction and critical theory and apply them to narrative storytelling. Her Ugly Duckling chapbook BARF MANIFESTO (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008) was named best book of 2009 under 30 pages by Time Out New York. Other books include the buddhist (Publication Studio, 2011), Academonia (Krupskaya, 2006), Pink Steam (Suspect Thoughts Press, 2005), The Letters Of Mina Harker (Terrace Books, 2004), and CUNT-UPS (Tender Buttons Press, 2019), which won the 2002 Firecracker Alternative Book Award for poetry. Recent projects include CUNT NORTON (Les Figues, 2013), in which she takes the second edition of the Norton Anthology of Poetry and sexualizes it in the language of porn and desire; Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative Writing 1977-1997, a Nightboat Books anthology she's editing with Kevin Killian; and When the Sick Rule the World, her third collection of essays (Semiotext(e), 2015). Her reflections on the Occupy Oakland movement, The Beating of Our Hearts, was published as a chapbook in conjunction with the 2014 Whitney Biennial, and The Tv Sutras was released by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2014.