Kathy Acker: The Last Interview and Other Conversations
Edited by Amy Scholder and Douglas A. Martin.
Kathy Acker was a punk-rock counter-cultural icon, and innovator of the literary underground. The interviews collected here span her amazing, uncompromising, and often misunderstood 30-year career.
From Acker’s earliest interviews–filled with playful, evasive, and counter-intuitive responses–to the last interview before her death where she reflects on the state of American literature, these interviews capture the writer at her funny and surprising best. Another highlight includes Acker’s 1997 interview with the Spice Girls on the forces of pop and feminism (which reads as if it could have been conducted with a new generation of pop star in 2018).
Published in March 2019 by Melville House