Kathy Acker

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Birthday
18, 1947
Birthplace
New York
DEATH DATE
Nov 30, 1997 (50)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
18, 1947
Birthplace
New York
DEATH DATE
Nov 30, 1997 (50)

About

An American experimental novelist, poet, playwright, and feminist, she is particularly known for Blood and Guts in High School, a best-selling metafictional work that explores social and political themes. For her short story, "New York City in 1979," she received the Pushcart Prize.

Before Fame

She graduated from Brandeis University and subsequently worked in New York as a file clerk, secretary, and stripper.

Trivia

Her work has been alternately critiqued and lauded by feminists.

Family Life

After divorcing first husband Robert Acker, she married Peter Gordon in 1976.

Associated With

Her writing was influenced by the work of William Burroughs.

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