Acker (Paperback)

By Douglas A. Martin

Nightboat Books, 9781937658717, 296pp.

Publication Date: December 2, 2017

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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 Author

DOUGLAS A. MARTIN is the author of eight books across genres, including volumes of poetry and fiction. He lives in Brooklyn.