Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PT | 9:00 p.m. ET, This is a virtual event which will be held on the Zoom platform. Click the link in the event description for info.
reading from their new book
published by Yale University Press
This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom.
Event is free, but registration is required.
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In this raucous meditation, Eileen Myles offers an intimate glimpse into creativity's immediacy. With erudition and wit, Myles recounts their early years as an awakening writer; existential struggles with landlords; storied moments with neighbors, friends, and lovers; and the textures and identities of cities and the country that reveal the nature of writing as presence in time.
Eileen Myles is an acclaimed poet and writer who has published over twenty works of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and libretto. Their prizes and awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Warhol/Creative Capital grant, an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a poetry award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
Praise for the Writing of Eileen Myles
"Myles possesses, in abundance, two qualities of the highest value for a writer, irreverence and relentless curiosity."
―New York Times Book Review
"[Myles's] work is hard to describe, best encountered on its own terms; suffice to say it combines frankness and beauty in a truly original way."
"Myles is a big deal, a rock star, sort of like the Patti Smith of contemporary poetry…. Myles is relentlessly casual, and even joyful. [Myles] has a good time journeying through Hell, and like a hip Virgil, is happy to show us the way."
"To read Eileen Myles is to feel as if the poet, after spotting you across the room at a crowded party, has guided you by the elbow to a private corner to confide their personal theories of the universe."
―O, the Oprah Magazine