Dodie Bellamy

Dodie Bellamy, the influential fiction writer and essayist, is one of the important voices of our moment. At its best, her writing
embodies syntax with a devastating confessional eros, a writing haunting as Messiaen, steamy as Macy Gray. Sinultaneously it
collapses the boundaries between the marketing tools we ordinarily think of as "novel," "poem," "theory," "elegy," "punchline,"
"criticism," and "allegory." Since she left the directorate of Small Press Traffic two years ago she has been teaching, writing journalism and working on a new novel, The Fourth Form, a "multi-dimensional romance." Dodie Bellamy is the author of Feminine Hijinx (Hanuman, 1990), Real: The Letters of Mina Harker and Sam D'Allesandro (Talisman House, 1995) and The Letters of Mina Harker (Hard Press, 1998), as well as three chapbooks. She teaches creative writing at Mills College and at San Francisco State.
March 9, 2001