Impossible Princess

Impossible Princess


Kevin Killian


A founder and former director of Small Press Traffic, Kevin Killian has long been a hidden favorite of gay literary San Francisco. He has written many books, including two previous story collections, the Pen award-winning Little Men (1996) and I Cry Like a Baby 2001), two novels, Shy (1989) and Arctic Summer (1997), and a memoir, Bedrooms Have Windows (1989). His latest book, Action Kylie (2008), is a collection of poems inspired by Kylie Minogue. He co-wrote Jack Spicer biography, Poet Be Like God (1998) and co-edited several volumes of Spicer's work, including My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (2008). With his wife Dodie Bellamy, he edits the long-running poetry zine, Mirage/Periodical. His work has been widely anthologized and has appeared in, among others, Best American Poetry 1988 (ed. John Ashbery), and Discontents (ed. Dennis Cooper). He has also authored several novels, including his latest, Spread Eagle (Alyson Books, 2010).