Carmen Hermosillo, a contributor to 2GQ under the pseudonym "humdog," died last weekend of a heart attack at her home in California. Pighed reports that he spoke to her the night before and that she seemed OK but stressed.
A memorial service will be held online in Second Life on Saturday, August 16, 6 pm Pacific.
humdog was a kick-ass presence in the hyper-male-dominated early 1990s online world, a writer of searing poetry and hilarious invective alike. She contributed to the 2GQ print journal "Why the Fuck Should Anyone Care About Poetry?" article and to the 1993 "Chicks in Cyberspace" issue of Fringe Ware Review that Erika Whiteway (outrider) and I co-edited. I'm glad I got to work with her even if just a little bit, and to spend time trying to figure out the damned universe together.