Selected Press

anarchic sexual desires

Chris McCormack (ed.), Anarchic sexual desires of plain unmarried schoolteachers, Selected Press, 2015, 140pp, ISBN: 978 0 9933302 09

Contributors: Bruce Boone, Lukas Duwenhögger, Robert Glück, Vanalyne Green, Rob Halpern, Elizabeth Hatmaker, Emma Hedditch, Jaki Irvine, Colter Jacobsen, Kevin Killian, Chris Kraus, Andy Lacey, Isla Leaver-Yap, Douglas A Martin, Josephine Pryde, Lis Rhodes, Jimmy Robert, Sarah Schulman and Joe Westmoreland

As for myself in the present, I recall with anxiety each book left unread, poem not finished, friendship left fallow, political actions not taken. How to understand this.

Bruce Boone, 1980

My Walk with Bob by Bruce Boone is a document of a walk through San Francisco by two friends, Boon and Robert Glück (Bob), in the late 1970s. It is now considered central to the development of the New Narrative writing movement that followed. A movement that strives for the wandering, porous observational stance and lyrical detachment of the flâneur, wedded to a queer aesthetic of dissident erotic and emotional possibilities.

Anarchic sexual desires of plain unmarried schoolteachers continues Boone’s walk by embracing the unacknowledged, often contradictory currencies, that determine friendships and their recollected legacies. Spanning a period of nearly 40 years, these newly commissioned texts include Bruce Boone, Lukas Duwenhögger, Vanalyne Green, Rob Halpern, Elizabeth Hatmaker, Emma Hedditch, Jaki Irvine, Colter Jacobsen, Kevin Killian, Chris Kraus, Andy Lacey, Isla Leaver-Yap, Douglas A Martin, Josephine Pryde, Lis Rhodes, Jimmy Robert and Joe Westmoreland. And out-of-print texts by Robert Glück and Sarah Schulman.

Edited by Chris McCormack.