Author: Cecilia Vicuña
Editor & Translator: Rosa Alcalá
Publisher: Ugly Duckling Presse (2012)
Spit Temple collects texts and transcriptions of Vicuña's uncategorizable improvised performances, which combine singing, movement, chants, and stories. Also included are a critical introduction by Rosa Alcalá, a poetic memoir by Vicuña addressing her life in performance, and a series of response pieces from contemporary writers including Juliana Spahr, Rodrigo Toscano, and Maria Damon.
"Vicuña's work, at its very essence, is 'a way of remembering'—as if exile and recall joined to unravel an 'autobiography in debris;' as one personal story within a larger narrative."