Eileen Myles is a poet, but also so much more than a poet. In her autobiographical Chelsea Girls, recently reissued by Harper Collins, Myles lays bare the life of a poet in 1970s New York. 184 more words
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'The Past Is More Now Than Usual': Eileen Myles on Having Two Books Released with Mercury in Retrograde
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I think there’s a very interesting poetry moment going on culturally now. Part of what I’m experiencing with this nice reception of this book is the way being a female poet is a certain version of coming of age — poetry is very diaristic, small pieces, an art form you can realize — you wrote poems when you were young — a quick, young, cheap available art form.
I’m reading Inferno by Eileen Myles right now. The book cover calls it “a poet’s novel.” To me this means two things: one, that its structure is not organized in a traditional way (scenes often flash back and forth between the past and present) and two, that it is full of gorgeous sentences. 474 more words
The irreduceable Eileen Myles interviewed in her East Village apartment by Ben Lerner:
Eileen Myles by Rachel Munroe: