Semiotext(e) / Native Agents

Introduced in 1990 as an "antidote" to the male-dominated, primarily French Foreign Agents series to explore American, primarily female, voices and issues of subjectivity. One of its first titles remains one of its better-known, editor Chris Kraus's own "I Love Dick," but it has also expanded to encompass sexual politics in general (regardless of gender), ranging from super-masochist Bob Flanagan's diaries to the fiction of the only openly gay man in Morocco, Abdellah Taia—and more broadly into what could be labeled as "transgressive fiction." Notable authors include Michelle Tea, Eileen Myles, Maurice Dantec, and Bruce Benderson.