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Turns out Eileen is a Kennedy in 'An American Poem'

“Do you know what the message of Western Civilization is?  ‘I am alone,'” says Eileen.  “Am I alone tonight? I don’t think so; am I the only one with bleeding gums in this room tonight? 130 more words

On My Mind Lately

Nothing on Earth is Big Enough to Crush My Beautiful Heart

That’s right. Nothing.

I made this pretty little poetry book last year, and I would like to share it with you. It’s a collection of poems I’d written over the last several years that, for the most part, hadn’t really seen the light of day; my hubby J laid the book out and together we designed the rad cover, and by designed it together I mean I sat and looked over his shoulder and pointed at the computer screen while he made it, but truly, some of the better design details are ALL ME. 473 more words

Currently In Production: a Djuna Barnes Film Adaptation

Shame on me for failing to make some kind of mention of Djuna Barnes’s birthday last Friday (June 12), but considering that the date of her passing is June 18, I figure it would be appropriate over the next several days to celebrate all things DB. 764 more words

Djuna Barnes

Rah! Rah! Roundup

Click here to read thoughts from 18 young feminists from Latin America and the Caribbean regarding “what it means to be a young feminist in a machista society.”  707 more words

Rah! Rah! Roundup

People are all afraid...

Sex is problematic. I mean, isn’t it? In the world, and definitely the poetry world. Yet it’s everywhere in the world of your poems. Sex is the desire to survive—not just to multiply, but to be. 81 more words


why shouldn’t something I have always known be the very best there is

Peanut Butter by Eileen Myles

I am always hungry
& wanting to have
sex. This is a fact.
If you get right
down to it the new… 407 more words