• Born date: 1947-04-18
  • Born in: Manhattan
  • Death date: 1997-11-30
  • Death in: Tijuana
Kathy Acker

Kathy Acker (née Karen Lehmann; April 18, 1947 – November 30, 1997) 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.