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.
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.
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.