Desire, Text, & a San Francisco Apartment: Interview with Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian

by Daniel Benjamin

ZYZZYVA Volume 35, #3, Winter 2019

I sat down with authors and artists Dodie Bellamy and the late Kevin Killian in their Minna Street apartment in San Francisco on a Sunday afternoon in early May. I didn’t know it would be my last time seeing Kevin—he died following complications from chemotherapy on June 15, 2019. On the day of my visit, Kevin was in high spirits, even though he and Dodie had recently returned from a hospital stay following his cancer diagnosis. Kevin was enthusiastic about ongoing projects, and seemed to be speeding up more than slowing down. In tributes to Kevin following his death, many

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