THE FINAL ABDICATION OF ELISA LAM
Sean Kilpatrick & M Kitchell
I. Elisa Lam Deposition
by Sean Kilpatrick
II. Invisible Light Agency
by M Kitchell
"In February 2013, the body of Elisa Lam, a 21-year-old Canadian student, was found inside one of the water supply tanks on the hotel roof. Lam went missing January 31, and her decomposed body was discovered on February 19 by a maintenance worker in one of the rooftop water tanks of Los Angeles' Cecil Hotel, after guests had complained about low water pressure and water that 'tasted funny'. Authorities later ruled Lam's death as an accidental drowning. Video surveillance footage taken from inside an elevator showed Lam acting strangely, pressing multiple elevator buttons, hiding in the corner of the elevator, and waving her arms wildly, causing widespread speculation about the cause of her death."
About the Authors
Sean Kilpatrick (1983), raised in Detroit, published in Hobart, Sleepingfish, Boston Review, BOMB, New York Tyrant, Fence, Columbia Poetry Review, evergreen review, did the books fuckscapes, Anatomy Courses (with Blake Butler) and Gil the Nihilist. His first novella Sucker June, is forthcoming in 2015. http://sean-kilpatrick.tumblr.com
M Kitchell is the author of Apart From (Solar Luxuriance, 2014) & many other books, chaps & private editions. Online Presence.