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Eileen Myles

March 21-22, 2016

Bio

Myles

Eileen Myles is a poet and writer who was born in Boston and later moved to New York City in 1975 to pursue her career as a poet. She was deeply involved with the St. Mark's Poetry Project, where she studied with poets Alice Notley and Ted Berrigan among others and later served as the Project's artistic director. She is a professor emeritus at UC San Diego where she founded and taught and directed the writing program, and founded an MFA degree program. In 2012 she was the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship to complete experimental memoir Afterglow. She has published many books of poetry and experimental fiction, most recently Snowflake/different streets (2012) and Inferno (a poet's novel) (2010). Myles's work is known for its deceptively direct and straightforward language that often contains biographical details, as notably in Inferno and "An American Poem" from Not Me (1991). But Myles's short lines and first person perspective lead her readers down complex, emotional paths that weave through different memories, time periods and city streets -- sometimes literally, as with her poems composed while sitting in LA traffic in Snowflake.






Reading for the Kelly Writers House Fellows Program, March 21, 2016

  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