Eileen Myles: I Must Be Living Twice

SAT, APR 23, 2016 (50:53)

Poet, novelist, and activist Eileen Myles reads from her work-in-progress “About Boston,” which is the focus of her month-long creative fellowship at Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room this April. She is joined by poet, performer, and cultural theorist (and Harvard Ph.D. candidate) Jackie Wang for a dynamic conversation—about Myles’s formative years in Boston, her life in her adoptive city of New York, as well as her appearance on the television series Transparent and her own write-in presidential campaign.

+ BIO: Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles is the author of nineteen books, including _I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems_ (2015) and _Chelsea Girls_ (1994, reissued 2015). Myles is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in non-fiction, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers grant, four Lambda Book Awards, and the Shelley Prize from the Poetry Society of America. In 2016, Myles received a Creative Capital grant and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. Currently Myles teaches at NYU and Naropa University in Colorado and lives in Marfa, TX, and New York.

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