Dodie Bellamy is the author of the collection Pink Steam, as well as of a novel, The Letters of Mina Harker, and of a collaboration on AIDS, Real, with the late Sam D’Allesandro. Her book Cunt-Ups, a radical feminist revision of the “cut-up” pioneered by William Burroughs and Bryon Gysin, won the 2002 First Alternative Book Award for Poetry. Her work has been widely anthologized and has appeared in Pills, Thrills, Chills, and Heartache; The Best American Erotica 2001; High Risk; The Art of Practice: 45 Contemporary Poets; and Moving Borders: Three Decades of Innovative Writing by Women. She has also published journalism and creative nonfiction in a wide range of publications including The Village Voice, The San Francisco Chronicle, Bookforum, Out/Look, The San Diego Reader, ZDNet Developer, Nest, and others. She has taught creative writing at the San Francisco Art Institute, Mills College, U.C. Santa Cruz, the University of San Francisco, Naropa University, Antioch Los Angeles, San Francisco State University, and CalArts.