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Daphne Gottlieb photoDaphne Gottlieb stitches together the ivory tower and the gutter just using her tongue.

She is the award-winning author of ten books. Previous works include Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos in her Own Words, a collection of letters from Death Row by the “first female serial killer” to her childhood best friend; and, with artist Diane DiMassa, the co-creator of the graphic novel Jokes and the Unconscious. She is the editor of two anthologies, and has appeared at SXSW, Bumbershoot, and LadyFest Bay Area, and her poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in more than 50 anthologies, on Canadian television, and turned into experimental performance pieces and house music.

Daphne is the winner of the Acker Award for Excellence in the Avant-Garde, the Audre Lorde Award for Poetry, the Firecracker Alternative Book Award, and is a five-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. She is a past Associate Artist-in-Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts and has been a Lambda Literary Fellow. Daphne received her MFA from Mills College and has taught college and graduate writing around the San Francisco Bay. She lives in San Francisco.


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MadHat Press is a leading publisher of unique and vital contemporary poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and criticism.

MadHat Press seeks to foster the work of writers and poets: explosive, lyrical, passionate, deeply wrought voices that stretch the boundaries of language, narrative and image, vital and enduring literary voices that sing on the page as well as in the mind.

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