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November 17, 2022


Brilliant double-interview. Question for Jack Skelley: a book of yours mentions Kathy Acker. Did you know? I met her, and read her terrific (hand-produced) writing, way back in summer 1973 when the world was young.

I got high on this joint interview.

Thank you, David Lehman! Yes, in May, Semiotexte will publish my "secretly legendary" novel Fear of Kathy Acker. We never met in person but Kathy had a big impact... still felt by many. You are fortunate to have known her at the start. A new biography Eat Your Mind, by Jason McBride appears this month (Simon and Schuster). And a giant anthology edited by Kathy's friend and executor of her estate, Matias Veigner, appears early next year. I would love to discuss this -- the trends of "autofiction" and "new narrative" and more -- with you!!!

LOL Molly Arden! Jerome & I touch on the issue of drugs & poetry towards the end.

Yes, plenty to talk about, Jack, and I'm looking forward to it.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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