Now based in Chicago, Megan Milks grew up in central Virginia and did time in Philadelphia. Her fiction tends to mix formal experiment and gender theory, and is largely influenced by the ghosts and shadows of Kathy Acker and Gertrude Stein. Of the living, she champions Aimee Bender, Chris Kraus, Lidia Yuknavitch, Elfriede Jelinek, Michelle Tea, Samuel R. Delany, and Francine Pascal. Etc, etc, ad naus. See also: Wreckage of Reason: An Anthology of XXperimental Women Writers; Fist of the Spider Woman: Tales of Fear and Queer Desire; DIAGRAM; Pocket Myths; and Mildred Pierce.