Author: Daphne Gottlieb

Profile: Daphne Gottlieb is a performance poet, instructor, writer and scholar based in San Francisco. She is born in New York and she received her B.F.A. degree at Bard College and M.F.A. degree from Mills College. She resides in San Francisco. She is faculty member of New College of California and Co-organizer of Girls spoken word festival. She appears across the United States at a number of festivals and the Slam America bus tour. She has been a former poetry editor of Other magazine and former poet editor of Lodestar Quarterly online.

Her works have been praised as ‘deliriously gutsy’, ‘fierce’, ‘scorching’ and ‘unapologietic’ by critics. She has authored 1 nonfiction book, 2 anthologies, 5 books of poetry, 1 book of short stories and 1 graphic novel. A number of journals have published Daphne Gottlieb including mcsweeney’s.net, Utne Reader, nerve.com, Instant City, Tikkun and Exquisite Corpse. She is the cover girl on San Francisco Noir as well (Akashic Books, 2005) besides which a number of anthologies have featured her.

Writing style: Daphne Gottlieb has written about childhood abuse, homophobic experiences of a lesbian but still is able to find humor in the situation, things people suppress while functioning in a society including death deformity, mental illness, violence against women, gender stereotypes, etc.

Published Texts:

Books

Author

2015 – Pretty Much Dead

2012 – 15 Ways to Stay Alive

2008 - Kissing Dead Girls

2003 – Final Girl

2001 – Why Things Burn

1999 – Pelt

Editor

2012 – Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos in her Own Words

2005 – Homewrecker: An Adultery Reader

2008 – Fucking Daphne: Mostly True Stories and Fictions

 

Bibliography

1999 – Pelt

2001 – Why Things Burn

2003 – Final Girl

2005 – Homewrecker: An Adultery Anthology

2006 – Jokes and the Unconscious: A Graphic Novel

2008 – Kissing Dead Girls

2008 – Fucking Daphne: Mostly True Stories and Fictions

2011 – 15 Ways to Stay Alive

 

Awards and Acknowledgements:

2003 – Audre Lorde Award in Poetry (Final Girl)

2003 – Final Girl was named The Village Voice’s Favourite Books and received rave reviews from The Village Voice, the San Francisco Chronicle and Publishers Weekly

Nominated for a Bram Stoker Award (Final Girl)

Winner of a 2001 Firecracker Alternative Book Award (Why Things Burn)

2001 - Firecracker Alternative Book Award (Special Recognition-Spoken Word) (Why Things Burn)

2001 – Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award (Why Things Burn)

2008 – Nominee for the Lambda Literary Award (Fucking Daphne: Mostly True Stories and Fictions)

2008 – Nominee for the Lambda Literary Award (Kissing Dead Girls)

Acker Award for Excellence in the Avant-Garde

Audre Lorde Award for Poetry