Acker by Douglas A Martin NYC Book Launch

Acker by Douglas A Martin NYC Book Launch

Join us for the NYC book launch of ACKER by Douglas A. Martin on Monday, November 20th at Calicoon Fine Arts, with accompanying readings at 8pm by:

Wayne Koestenbaum
Dorothea Lasky 
Douglas A. Martin
Darcey Steinke

Monday, November 20, 7-8:30pm
Callicoon Fine Arts
49 Delancey Street 
New York City

About ACKER:
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.

About the Readers:

DOUGLAS A MARTIN is the author of books of poetry and prose, including: Once You Go Back, Your Body Figured, In The Time of Assignments, Branwell, and They Change the Subject. His first novel, Outline of My Lover, was selected by Colm Tóibín as an International Book of the Year in The Times Literary Supplement and adapted in part by the Forsythe Company for their multimedia ballet/live film, Kammer/Kammer. His work has been translated into three languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

WAYNE KOESTENBAUM is a poet and cultural critic. His recent books include My 1980s & Other Essays, Humiliation, The Anatomy of Harpo Marx, and the poetry collection The Pink Trance Notebooks. He lives in New York City.

DOROTHEA LASKY was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned a BA at Washington University and an MFA at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has published four collections of poetry, AWE (2007), and Black Life (2010), and Thunderbird (2012), ROME (2014), as well as several chapbooks, including the polemical Poetry Is Not a Project (2010). She teaches at Columbia University.

DARCEY STEINKE is the author of the memoir Easter Everywhere (2007) and the novels Sister Golden Hair (2014), Milk (2005), Jesus Saves (1997), Suicide Blonde (1992), and Up Through the Water (1989). She has been both a Henry Hoyns and a Stegner Fellow and Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi, and has taught at the Columbia University School of the Arts, Barnard, The American University of Paris, and Princeton.

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