Liz Kotz is an American author, historian, and critic best known for Words to Be Looked At: Language in 1960s Art (MIT Press 2007), a text which traces language across experiments in music, performance, and visual arts. The New Fuck You: Adventures in Lesbian Reading(Semiotext(e) 1995), which Kotz co-edited with Eileen Myles, was nominated for Lambda Awards in both the Small Press and Anthologies/Fiction categories. Kotz regularly publishes on the work of contemporary artists. She has taught at UC Riverside since 2007. Kotz participated in a Native Agents reading at The Kitchen in 1997. For more information please visit