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Eileen Myles


Photo © 2007 Emma Bee Bernstein

Close Listening: reading and conversation with Charles Bernstein, March 24, 2009

Art International Radio

Program One: Reading (26:08): MP3

From The Irony of the Leash (1978)
  • Evening (0:47): MP3

PoemTalk Podcast #103, discussing Simone White's Poem "Of Being Dispersed"

Listen to the complete recording and read program notes for the episode at Jacket2


from Not Me (1991)
  • A Poem (3:06): MP3
  • At Last (1:45): MP3
  • And Then the Weather Arrives (1:02): MP3
  • Autumn in New York (0:24): MP3

  • from Maxfield Parrish (1995)
  • Looking Out, A Sailor (2:59): MP3

  • from School of Fish (1997)
  • School of Fish (1:36): MP3
  • Merk (2:50): MP3

  • from Skies (2001)
  • My Wife is Shopping (0:32): MP3
  • Writing (0:21): MP3
  • Mount St. Helen's (0:42): MP3
  • "I don't know" (0:11): MP3
  • My Hat (0:28): MP3
  • Weather (0:26): MP3

  • from Sorry, Tree (2007)
  • For Jordana (0:37): MP3
  • Each Defeat (1:04): MP3
  • Unnamed New York (0:55): MP3
  • San Diego Poem (0:42): MP3
  • To Hell (2:20): MP3
  • Transitions (1:34): MP3
  • Pencil Poem #2 (0:14): MP3
  • Program Two: Our conversation (27:33): MP3


    Reading from Afterglow (a dog memoir) at Basilica Soundscape, Hudson, NY, September 15, 2017

    Complete Reading (23:25): MP3

    Excerpt from encore, courtesy of Christopher Funkhouser

    Reading of Flow Chart, John Ashbery 90th Celebration, 2017

    Complete Reading (16:21): MP3

    Kelly Writers House Fellows Program, March 21-22, 2016

    Complete Reading, March 21, 2016 (1:01:46): MP3

    1. Introductory Remarks by Al Filreis (6:09): MP3
    2. Introductory Remarks by Lily Applebaum (1:44): MP3
    3. Introductory Remarks by Amanda Silberling (1:01): MP3
    4. Introduction (1:24): MP3
    5. Last Supper (2:30): MP3
    6. Scribeners (1:49): MP3
    7. Unnamed New York (1:15): MP3
    8. Reading your Name (0:40): MP3
    9. Cigarette Girl (1:03): MP3
    10. Greece (0:49): MP3
    11. That Rat's Death (5:07): MP3
    12. Excerpt from "Chelsea Girls" (12:00): MP3
    13. A Gift for You (2:17): MP3
    14. You (0:24): MP3
    15. Western Poem (1:56): MP3
    16. Silvia (0:29): MP3
    17. May 26th (0:12): MP3
    18. Lark (1:42): MP3
    19. Failed Appointment (0:57): MP3
    20. Kitchen Holidays (0:45): MP3
    21. A (4:11): MP3
    22. What Tree am I Waiting (1:33): MP3
    23. Summer (0:53): MP3
    24. Writing (0:46): MP3
    25. Concluding Remarks by Al Filres (0:51): MP3

    Complete Reading and Discussion, March 22, 2016 (1:04:23): MP3

    PoemTalk Podcast #45, discussing Eileen Myles' "Snakes," September 10, 2011

    Listen to the complete recording and read program notes for the episode at Jacket2.

    Reading for the Readings in Contemporary Poetry series at Dia Art Foundation, New York:Chelsea, November 18, 2010

    with Stacy Szymaszek

    1. Excerpt from "Inferno" (5:05): MP3
    2. Little Brother (1:46): MP3
    3. Your Name (0:38): MP3
    4. Cesarean Toothbrush (for Alice) (1:25): MP3
    5. Computer (0:11): MP3
    6. Transitions (1:32): MP3
    7. Hi (1:22): MP3
    8. Day (0:39): MP3
    9. Questions (0:53): MP3
    10. My Monster (1:24): MP3
    11. Globe (0:12): MP3
    12. Howland (1:42): MP3
    13. Chris (1:59): MP3
    14. AD (0:31): MP3
    15. Mitten (1:09): MP3
    16. The Perfect Faceless Fish (4:21): MP3
    17. Smile (1:35): MP3
    18. untitled (0:17): MP3
    19. The Movie (0:24): MP3
    20. November 11 (0:28): MP3
    21. Diet Coke (0:49): MP3
    22. To The Mountains (0:15): MP3
    23. My Box (1:20): MP3
    24. Your House (0:54): MP3
    25. Popsicle (0:25): MP3
    26. Glowing Stick (1:22): MP3
    • complete reading (32:54): MP3

    Reading for the Contemporary Writers Series, Mills College, November 16, 2010

    1. Introduction by Rebecca Maillet (5:44): MP3
    2. A Perfect Faceless Fish (6:22): MP3
    3. The Weather (1:38): MP3
    4. from the Opening Pages of Inferno (A Poet's Novel) (7:59): MP3
    5. from "The Poetry Field" (5:30): MP3
    6. from "1" (4:20): MP3
    7. My Revolution (9:25): MP3
    8. Questions (15:35): MP3
    • complete reading (1:00:21): MP3

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    Video excerpt from above: Eileen Myles reads from "My Revolution" (from Inferno)

    Reading at the ICA, Philadelphia, October 13, 2010

    Reading at the Kelly Writers House as part of the FEMINISM/S series, October 13, 2010

    • introduction (3:20): MP3
    • discussing Inferno (a Poet's Novel) (16:52): MP3
    • reading from Inferno (a Poet's Novel) (12:04): MP3
    • Q&A session (21:29): MP3

    • complete reading (53:58): MP3

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    Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, April 10, 2010

    1. Introduction (4:28): MP3
    2. Your Name (2:00): MP3
    3. Mitten (1:04): MP3
    4. The Weather (1:18): MP3
    5. November 11th (0:24): MP3
    6. 2008, For Emma (0:12): MP3
    7. The Nervous Entertainment, For Cathy (1:39): MP3
    8. Driving At Night (0:20): MP3
    9. My Box (1:11): MP3
    10. "A Poet" from Inferno (a Poet's Novel) (3:07): MP3
    11. "Marge Piercy" from Inferno (a Poet's Novel) (12:48): MP3
    12. "Hart Crane" from Inferno (a Poet's Novel) (8:31): MP3
    • complete reading (37:52): MP3

    Reading at California College of the Arts, San Francisco, February 9, 2010

    complete reading (1:16:23): MP3, video

    Reading at the Poetry Center of the University of Arizona, October 6, 2009 - on POG Sound

    1. Pencil Poem #1 (0:56): MP3
    2. Pencil Poem #2 (0:20): MP3
    3. Pencil Poem #3 (0:43): MP3
    4. Pencil Poem #4 (0:31): MP3
    5. Pencil Poem #5 (0:15): MP3
    6. Pencil Poem #6: In and Out (0:32): MP3
    7. Cesarean Toothbrush (1:34): MP3
    8. Mitten (1:28): MP3
    9. Youth (0:25): MP3
    10. Hi (For Steve Carey) (2:43): MP3
    11. For Jordana (0:59): MP3
    12. Each Defeat (1:11): MP3
    13. A Perfect Faceless Fish (5:48): MP3
    14. Jimmy: James Schuyler at DIA (2:56): MP3
    15. Today's Poets: Alice Notley and Ann Lauterbach at DIA (4:54): MP3
    16. Heat (6:15): MP3
    17. The Importance of Being Iceland (3:05): MP3
    • Complete Reading (42:58): MP3

    Appearing at Advancing Feminist Poetics and Activism, sponsored by the Belladonna Reading Series, New York, September 24, 2009

    complete reading (20:36): MP3

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    complete discussion (26:53): MP3

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    From State of the Union: a Poetry Reading, at the CUNY Graduate Center, October 30, 2008

    • Complete Reading (7:05): MP3

    From Wave Books' PoetryPolitic Blog, 2008

    • American Poem (3:43): MP3

    "Iceland Song," Recorded 2008

    • Complete Video (3:29, 214MB): AVI

    Appearing on LA-Lit #28, November 4, 2007

    • Part A (43:34): MP3
    • Part B (47:40): MP3

    Segue Series reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, New York, May 19, 2007

    1. Introduction (3:50): MP3
    2. Myles' introduction (2:23): MP3
    3. For Jordana (0:40): MP3
    4. Myles discusses "Lodovico" (1:01): MP3
    5. Lodovico (2:25): MP3
    6. April 5th (1:04): MP3
    7. Home (1:47): MP3
    8. Culture (4:14): MP3
    9. That Country (1:40): MP3
    10. Cigarette Girl (0:40): MP3
    11. Movie (0:18): MP3
    12. (untitled) (0:09): MP3
    13. Myles discusses "The Inferno" (5:29): MP3
    14. The Inferno (8:03): MP3

    15. Complete Reading (35:15): MP3

    Reading "Dear Andrea" at Queering Language Launch Reading at Bowery Poetry Club, New York, February 10, 2007

    Complete Recording (3:03) MP3

    Reading for the Belladonna Series, NYC, January 31, 2003

    Complete Reading (23:05): MP3

    Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn, January 17, 1998

    1. Introduction (3:34): MP3
    2. Milk (0:46): MP3
    3. And (0:44): MP3
    4. Snakes (1:41): MP3
    5. Infinity Many (2:19): MP3
    6. Odalisque (2:29): MP3
    7. Trucks (2:13): MP3
    8. Spaceless (0:55): MP3
    9. Home (1:40): MP3
    10. Orleans (2:06): MP3
    11. Now Laugh (0:26): MP3
    12. Voluminous (0:58): MP3
    13. Arose (0:30): MP3
    14. Louisiana (0:10): MP3
    15. Losing Literature (0:31): MP3
    16. Seattle Harbor (1:48): MP3
    17. Coward Nee Couee (1:47): MP3
    18. Mt. St. Helens (1:27): MP3
    Complete Recording (27:54): MP3

    From Kenning:

    • Fragment from Cool For You (3:54): MP3
    • (Cool For You is published by Soft Skull Press)

    from Frequency Audio Journal, First Issue, 2004

    • Orleans (1:27): MP3

    Segue Series reading at The Ear Inn, New York, March 13, 1999

    • Excerpt from Cool For You (21:39): MP3
    • (Cool For You is published by Soft Skull Press)

    Segue Series reading at The Ear Inn, New York, February 12, 1994

    1. Introduction (0:36): MP3
    2. Myles' introduction to "Eileen's Vision" (0:54): MP3
    3. Eileen's Vision (1:16): MP3
    4. Greek (2:47): MP3
    5. Myles discusses "Lift" (0:20): MP3
    6. Lift (0:18): MP3
    7. Here (0:10): MP3
    8. Nick At Noon (0:23): MP3
    9. The Open and The Close (1:07): MP3
    10. The Undiscovered Country (0:12): MP3
    11. Just God (1:00): MP3
    12. Our Steady and Even Purpose to Entertain Ourselves (0:24): MP3
    13. Myles discusses "A Poem For My New Fortunes" (0:13): MP3
    14. A Poem For My New Fortunes (1:28): MP3
    15. Myles discusses "Journal Entry: December 20" (0:18): MP3
    16. Journal Entry: December 20 (1:28): MP3
    17. Myles Discusses "1993" (0:25): MP3
    18. 1993 (10:12): MP3
    Complete Recording (24:22): MP3

    Reading, St. Marks' Church in the Bowery Poetry Project, October 1981

    1. Introduction (4:25): MP3
    2. Heart Attack (0:55): MP3
    3. Wax and Wane (6:40): MP3
    4. Oscar (2:07): MP3
    5. Self-Portrait (1:01): MP3
    6. Try It Out (0:26): MP3
    7. Unleashed (1:51): MP3
    8. Fall in the Eighties (1:45): MP3
    9. Communications (0:13): MP3
    10. Joan (1:04): MP3
    11. The Gospel of Mary (0:34): MP3
    12. Laramie (0:18): MP3
    13. Chicken and Fish (1:07): MP3
    14. Do I Care (0:35): MP3
    15. Although (1:19): MP3
    16. Elk (0:08): MP3
    17. Warm Cake (0:23): MP3
    18. March Wind (1:19): MP3
    19. The Sonnet, Of Course (0:37): MP3
    20. Ultimately (0:52): MP3
    21. The Velvet Planet (0:38): MP3
    22. Wooden Flower (0:20): MP3
    23. Thoroughly Sunday (0:27): MP3
    24. Bliss Day (0:33): MP3
    25. All About Eve (3:55): MP3
    • complete recording (39:02): MP3

    Recordings from the Maureen Owen Collection of Greenwich Village Poetry, at the Yale Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

    Segue Series Reading at the Ear Inn October 1978 (Exact Date Unknown)

    1. Panic in the World (2:47): MP3
    2. Third Sex (2:12): MP3
    3. Poor Boo (0:30): MP3
    4. Shocked to the Rims of His Soul (0:37): MP3
    5. Madeline's Revenge (0:35): MP3
    6. Baseball (0:19): MP3
    7. Cosmic Coffee Shop (2:21): MP3
    8. Romantic Suicide (0:35): MP3
    9. Columbus Day (0:40): MP3
    10. Mystica Beer (0:57): MP3
    11. My Rampant Use For Her (0:53): MP3
    12. A Shitty Art (2:05): MP3
    13. Baby Autumn (1:05): MP3
    14. The Petite House (3:14): MP3
    15. New York (5:44): MP3
    • Complete Reading (26:18): MP3

    On WBAI Radio (NY), Susan Howe's Radio Program and Interview, December 1978

    • Part 1 (41:26): MP3
    • Part 2 (30:27): MP3

    Recordings from the Maureen Owen Collection of Greenwich Village Poetry, at the Yale Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

    Appearing on Public Access Poetry with Harris Schiff, Date Unknown

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    Appearing on Public Access Poetry with Lenny Goldstein, September 29, 1977

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    Appearing on Public Access Poetry with Alice Notley, June 16, 1977

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    Various Recordings, 1977-present

    1. Maxfield Parrish from Maxfield Parrish (2:06): MP3
    2. En Garde from Maxfield Parrish (1:26): MP3
    3. Vulcan from Cool for You (3:54): MP3
    4. Poison Ivy from Cool for You (4:53): MP3
    5. Aunt Anne from Cool for You (5:12): MP3
    6. American Poem from Not Me (3:43): MP3
    7. MERK from School of Fish (3:15): MP3
    8. Classical Gas (from The World Record) (0:46):MP3
    9. Tuesday Brightness (0:51): MP3
    10. Sleepless (2:09): MP3
    11. On the Death of Robert Lowell (0:31): MP3

    Recorded Poems on Harry's House Vol 2 CD

    • My Box - Eileen Myles (1:05): MP3

    Eileen Myles on PennSound Daily

    Reading "Lorna and Vicki" at St. Mark's Poetry Project

    • complete recording (3:26): MP3

    These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights to this recorded material belong to the author. © 2008 Eileen Myles. Used with permission of Eileen Myles. Distributed by PennSound.