Poetry Off the Shelf: Eileen Myles
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Poet Eileen Myles discusses Afterglow, her new fantasy and dog memoir
CHICAGO – The Poetry Foundation and the Chicago Humanities Festival are pleased to feature a talk by New York poet Eileen Myles. Myles’ gift for chronicling the life of the writer in a queer, funny, feminist, and ultimately provocative way makes her readings a mix of stand-up, Zen talk, and poetry. In this talk, she discusses Afterglow, her new fantasy and dog memoir about her longtime companion Rosie.
Eileen Myles moved to New York City in 1974 to be a poet. She gave her first reading at CBGB’s, and then gravitated to St. Mark’s church where she studied with Ted Berrigan, Alice Notley and Bill Zavatsky. She has published more than a dozen volumes of poetry and fiction including Not Me, Chelsea Girls, Cool for You, Skies, and Inferno (a poet’s novel).
What: Poetry Off the Shelf: Eileen Myles
When: Sunday, November 2, 2 pm
Where: Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street
Tickets: CHF Members: $9.00, General Public: $12.00, Students and Teachers: $5.00. Call (312) 494-9509 or visitchicagohumanities.org.
Co-sponsored with the Chicago Humanities Festival