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The Impressively Ubiquitous Joni Mitchell

Eileen Myles, Inferno (A Poet’s Novel) (2010)

It is, of course, hard to say for certain what is true and what is fiction just based on reading a book, but this “novel,” to me, read a lot more like a memoir. 766 more words


We All Lay on the Island Beach Together (Tension)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 649

first ask is it interesting
tell the pocket waiter pull-ups skin-tight jeans
scent the studio booth
to be the hungriest ghost kill… 217 more words


A Review of Eileen Myles’s Afterglow

By Katharine Coldiron

When I read Eileen Myles’s most famous book, Chelsea Girls, I found myself regretting my mild little life. It’s a book wrought from the chaos of New York City in the 1970s: sex, crime, booze and drugs, poverty, and poetry. 805 more words

Nonfiction Books

Your soul is confirmed

Before I set off from the States this morning I was feeling like one last American-ish experience so I decided to do SoulCycle, a spinning class that combines motivational yelling with intense – I would say dangerously intense, at times – exercise in a hot dark room. 2,798 more words

Eileen Myles: There's No Escaping History

At Rolling Stone, Helena Fitzgerald profiles punk poet and 1992 write-in Presidential candidate Eileen Myles. Myles’s new memoir, Afterglow, was released this week, and their first autobiographical novel, … 328 more words


Poetry in the News


Here’s your poetry for this week…

An interview with Eileen Myles.

Plagiarism in poetry.

Transit poems in Rhode Island.

Chiaroscuro poetry at the Jefferson County Library… 11 more words