Wayne Koestenbaum

Wayne Koestenbaum—poet, critic, fiction-writer, artist, filmmaker—has published over twenty books, including Ultramarine, The Cheerful Scapegoat, Figure It Out, Camp Marmalade, My 1980s & Other Essays, The Anatomy of Harpo Marx, Humiliation, Hotel Theory, Circus, Andy Warhol, Jackie Under My Skin, and The Queen’s Throat (nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award)He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, and a Whiting Award.  Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library acquired his literary archive.  He is a Distinguished Professor of English, French, and Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center.  

Photo by Jan Rattia