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Rare Recording of Kathy Acker Surfaces

By Harriet Staff

And it’s over here at UbuWeb.

Here’s a snippet of Simon Strong’s remembrances:

So the next day or so, Kathy went into a local studio and read pretty much the set she did for the spoken word club. I think it was mostly early versions of stuff from a forthcoming work titled ‘Pussy’. I remember I was laid up with shocking flu. I commissioned our fave local artist to do a portrait for the cover and Kathy was kind enough to send some photos by Michael Delsol. The disc came out in 1995 and sold out pretty fast.

The gist of it is that I have no idea how I come to have a signed copy with a comment about Woolworths on it. Maybe I got that done when she played again in Brighton with the Mekons in 1996. I don’t know. I mean surely I would’ve gone and seen the fucking Mekons! Nah… It’s all gone in the fog of lager. I can’t explain any of it. What a lady. Wouldn’t it be great if we had three times as many books? But we don’t. Oh yeah! She gave me the slop of the suppression of ‘Young Lust’ too… hahahahahaha!

Simon Strong
19 Dec 2011


Posted in Poetry News on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 by Harriet Staff.