Quinn Latimer is the author most recently of Like a Woman: Essays, Readings, Poems (Sternberg Press). She is currently guest faculty at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK), and, with Chus Martínez, she is working on a new research project at Institut Kunst, in Basel, that considers questions of gender, power, aesthetics, and language. Latimer was editor-in-chief of publications for documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel.
This is not another essay about Kathy Acker. It’s about the body and language, reps and repetition—about writing’s relationship to the refrain, what is recited, the reps of language and the rhythms of temporality, its tempos and time signatures, its rush.