Born: April 18, 1947
Died: November 30, 1997
Occupation: Activist, novelist, playwright, essayist, poet
Biography: Kathy Acker was an American experimental novelist, punk poet, playwright, essayist, postmodernist and sex-positive feminist writer. She was strongly influenced by the Black Mountain School, William S. Burroughs, David Antin, French critical theory, philosophy, and pornography.