Acker by Douglas A Martin Reviewed in NY Times Book Review

Acker by Douglas A Martin
Acker by Douglas A Martin Reviewed in NY Times Book Review

We are so thrilled to post that Acker by Douglas A. Martin was just reviewed in the New York Times Book Review!

Here's an excerpt from the review:

"Whether the reader is an Acker novice or an aficionado, seeing that insistently transgressive artist through Martin’s eyes offers new insights into her brilliance and bombast. Punk and profane in her writing and her life, Acker was voracious and shape-shifting, rebellious and disruptive, and fiercely adamant (with her tattoos, piercings and signature crew cut) about the awkward and tender toughness of being embodied. She wanted, Martin writes, “to dispense with bindings, their conventions, of gender, of genre, to overflow them, to make her own way more unlawfully embedded with others, their lives, their words, and by extension, make her own more awe-filled.” Resisting hagiography by way of compassionate yet unsparing scrutiny and quotation, he honors and expands on that legacy, revealing Acker not in any single light but fittingly refracted."

Dive in to the full review here.