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Sister Spit: Writing, Rants & Reminiscence from the Road

The text from my performance piece "Star" opens this anthology, edited by Michelle Tea and available now on Sister Spit Press, an imprint of City Lights Books. Sister Spit: Writing, Rants and Reminiscence from the Road, edited by Michelle Tea, features writings by Eileen Myles * Beth Lisick * Michelle Tea * MariNaomi * Cristy Road * Ali Liebegott * Blake Nelson * Lenelle Moise * and many more!

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My Gay Acid Trip

BY SAMUAEL TOPIARY Maybe it was the fact that everyone was doing speed this year instead of X, and it made people mean and uppity instead of loving and universal. Or maybe it was the dearth of good gay fashion that bunched my high. I mean, suburbia rarely yields high trend, but there weren’t even …

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Imaginary Places & Other Objects of Unattainable Desire

San Francisco Bay Times Vol. 16, Number 26 • September 21, 1995 Imaginary Places & Other Objects of Unattainable Desire BY SAMUAEL TOPIARY Currently on exhibit at the Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens is ”Fabricators,” a four-person group show of some of SF’s hottest young Art Stars. D-L Alvarez, Marisa Hernandez, Melissa …

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Wobbling in High Places

Wobbling in High Places An Interview with Performance Artist Nao Bustamente BY SAMUAEL TOPIARY If irony were a waffle iron it would probably make heart-shaped waffles.  Irony is the bst way I can think of to describe performance artist Nao Bustamente’s artistic milieu.  We ate home-made heart-shaped waffles as she recounted to me how she …

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My Terrorism

A short story about my own flirtation with wanting to do harm to construction site. Originally written and performed as part of "Icarus and the Tower of Babel," an early version of the performance piece "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus," at Dixon Place, May 2002.

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STAR!

"I am the star of your Hollywood Lesbian Fantasy Movie...."

Originally written and performed as part of "Vagina Dentata," this text became a favorite on the Sister Spit tours and will be published in the forthcoming "Sister Spit Anthology" in Fall 2013.

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spiral

shape containing its own movement like my generation downward, inward, the constant self-obsession a fixation which grows exponentially radioactively like the mine fields we set for each other always secretly hoping we’ll get lucky be caught unawares on the 6 o’clock news famous for tragedy or in spite of it.

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