Daphne, Daphne, Daphne

What happens when you find yourself the object of fan fiction? A character in other people's stories? What does privacy really mean when you write confessional poetry and haunt the internet? Instead of running from the phenomenon, San Francisco poet Daphne Gottlieb decided to embrace it, asking friends and strangers to contribute to an anthology about... herself. Fucking Daphne: Mostly True Stories and Fictions collects the resulting (mostly lascivious) fact and fiction. Which is which? You'll have to decide for yourself. Gottlieb also reads tonight from her new collection of stories and poems, Kissing Dead Girls, which chops up work from Gertrude Stein and Walt Whitman and tosses it in with bits of pop culture from The Exorcist and The Devil in Miss Jones. Postmodern and postfeminist fun.
Tue., Aug. 12, 7 p.m., 2008

 
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