Dodie Bellamy Is on Our Mind (Semiotext(e)) (Paperback)

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By Jeanne Gerrity (Editor), Anthony Huberman (Editor)
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Examining the genre-bending writing of Dodie Bellamy, whose work has focused on sexuality, politics, feminism, narrative experimentation, and all things queer.

Dodie Bellamy (b. 1951, in North Hammond, Indiana) has lived and worked in San Francisco since 1978. A vital contributor to the Bay Area's avant-garde literary scene, Bellamy is a novelist and poet whose work has focused on sexuality, politics, feminism, narrative experimentation, and all things queer. In her words, she champions "the vulnerable, the fractured, the disenfranchised, the fucked-up."

Dodie Bellamy Is on Our Mind is the first major publication to address Bellamy's prolific career as a genre-bending writer. Megan Milks made several trips to San Francisco in order to spend time with Bellamy and craft a provocative and fascinating profile of the writer. Originally delivered as a lecture at the Wattis Institute, Andrew Durbin's text takes the form of a personal essay, expertly weaving anecdotes of his own encounters with Bellamy's writing with insights into broader themes in her work. Academic Kaye Mitchell takes a close look at the role of shame and its relationship to femininity in particular texts by Bellamy. And Bellamy and her late husband Kevin Killian offer deeply personal, emotionally wrenching ruminations on topics from the mundane (drawing) to the profound (mortality). These texts, alongside archival photos and a complete bibliography make, this book an important compendium on Bellamy.

About the Author


Jeanne Gerrity is the Deputy Director and Head of Publications at the Wattis and has written for such publications as Artforum, Art Agenda, and Frieze. Anthony Huberman is the Director and Chief Curator of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco and Founding Director of the Artist's Institute in New York. Dodie Bellamy is an American novelist, nonfiction author, journalist, and editor. Kevin Killian was a San Francisco-based poet, novelist, playwright, and art writer. Recent books include the poetry collections Tony Greene Era and Tweaky Village. He is the coauthor of Poet Be Like God: Jack Spicer and the San Francisco Renaissance. With Dodie Bellamy, he coedited Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative Writing, 1977-1997.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780980205572
ISBN-10: 0980205573
Publisher: Semiotext(e)
Publication Date: February 25th, 2020
Pages: 186
Language: English
Series: Semiotext(e)