"Whatever his subject matter, Killian maintains full authority-offering up a homoerotic interpretation of Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man Is Hard to Find and a brilliant imagined history of Hank Williams. Here, under the author's careful control and easygoing charisma, everything seems up for grabs, and almost anything seems possible."-Time Out New York Impossible Princess is the third collection of gay short fiction by PEN Award-winning San Francisco-based author Kevin Killian. A member of the "new narrative" circle including Dennis Cooper and Kathy Acker, Killian is a master short story writer, crafting campy and edgy tales that explore the humor and darkness of desire. A former director of Small Press Traffic and a co-editor of Mirage/Periodical, Killian co-wrote Jack Spicer's biography, Poet Be Like God, and co-edited three Spicer books, including My Vocabulary Did This To Me: Collected Poems. His latest book, Action Kylie, is a collection of poems devoted to Kylie Minogue.
- Paperback | 200 pages
- 143 x 206 x 12.45mm | 216g
- 02 Feb 2010
- City Lights Books
- Monroe, OR, United States
"Kevin Killian has long been considered one of the finest, if unheralded, writers of experimental gay fiction." - Amazon.com
About Kevin Killian
Kevin Killian has written a book of poetry, Argento Series, novels Shy and Arctic Summer, a memoir, Bedrooms Have Windows, and short story collections Little Men, a PEN Oakland award winner, and I Cry Like a Baby. Killian co-wrote Jack Spicer's biography, Poet Be Like God, and co-edited Spicer's The Train of Thought, The Tower of Babel, and collected poems.