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Excerpts from Murderers Criminals Join Sunlight

FROM THE LOST AND FOUND ARCHIVAL AND PUBLISHING PROJECT AT THE GRADUATE CENTER, CUNY

 

Exercise #1: Create Music Through Repetitions or Own Sounds
“We discuss cats.”
Date of Abortions: 10/28/72, 11/2/72

homage is is abortion is delight is delectation is trial is annoyance

is is life is a way
abortion delight is ferry fur way is a way wage is reaction no is
               no is not a
is abortion
is delight reaction live quietly is
red suns means pollution
continued cramps dead child remains temperature the sun
is a way of alive
on a week night the action. Reaction violet is way who
joins is not dramatic
we sleep a lot O we used to fuck
A purr all the crap in the body needs to come out we
Are you at this instant fucking join remaining means
Ferry a way far port salute recall make act
Violently

Is a way of
Plant violets.

 

Kathy Acker, from Vocabulary by Metaphors and the Journals of Kathy Acker Archive at the Duke M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University, Durham.

 




From Kathy Acker: Homage to Leroi Jones & Other Early Works, edited by Gabrielle Kappes as part of Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative. Lost & Found publishes original texts by figures central to and associated with New American Poetry. Poised at the intersection of scholarly investigation, innovative publishing, and cultural preservation, each Lost & Found chapbook emphasizes the importance of collaborative and archival research.

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Kathy Acker

KATHY ACKER (April 18, 1947 - November 30, 1997) was an American experimental novelist, punk poet, playwright, essayist, postmodernist, and sex-positive feminist writer.

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