is a difficult subject for a biography, largely because she lied all the time. A pixie-cropped, tattooed, muscle-strapped icon of rebel literature, her confrontational autofiction broke ground, allowing other artists to make the mess of their lives into the medium of their work..." — Life as Art
by Sarah Ditum / Literary Review
"As the group scrambled down a dune towards the sea, something baroque and awful happened: Frank Molinaro, the odd one out, astrologer, the one nobody liked, rushed up and grabbed the vase from Viegener's hands. He ran toward the sea tossing handfuls of ash and bone while he proclaimed – "You're free, Kathy! You're finally free!" – before Viegener [Acker's executor] wrested it back. It was bitter cold, and no matter how hard they tried, no one could toss the ashes into the waves, because the wind blew them back..." — What Does Kathy Acker Deserve?
by Josephine Livingstone / The New Republic
The Blue Tape
, one hour long "truth-and-sex" tape made by Acker and Alan Sondheim in 1974.