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Eileen Myles

EILEEN MYLES is the author of nineteen books including I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems, and a reissue of Chelsea Girls, both out in fall 2015, from Eco/Harper Collins. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in non-fiction, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital art writer’s grant, a Lambda Book Award, the Shelley Prize from the Poetry Society of America, as well as being named to the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List. Currently she teaches at NYU and Naropa University and lives in Marfa and New York.

Notebook, 1981

Eileen Myles is the author of nineteen books including I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems, and a reissue of Chelsea Girls, both out in fall 2015, from Eco/Harper Collins.

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Mostly I knew things about John Giorno when I first saw him perform. That he was a Buddhist, and it sounded like he had been a junkie, and from his poem I thought I understood that it was still hard for him to not do junk. Turns out that was fictional.

The Perfect Faceless Fish

Eileen Myles is a poet who lives in New York. She had a conversation in the Rail last summer with Jeremy Sigler about her collection The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art. The Inferno, a poet's novel will be out this fall. She's teaching in Missoula, MT this spring, well, now.

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SEPT 2020

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