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Eileen Myles

Autor(a) de Chelsea Girls

31+ Works 1,861 Membros 35 Reviews 10 Favorited

About the Author

Eileen Myles is an American poet and writer born on December 9, 1949 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston (1971). She moved to New York City in 1974 where she participated in workshops and worked with and for several famous poets. Her career mostrar mais includes working as Artistic Director of St. Mark's Poetry Project, serving as Professor of Writing at the University of California, San Diego, and Visiting Writer at seven colleges. Myles's first book, The Irony of the Leash, was published in 1978. Some of her other work include A Fresh Young Voice From the Plains, Not Me, Inferno, Maxfield Parrish/early and new poems, School of Fish, Skies, On My Way, Snowflake / Different Streets, and The Importance of Being Iceland. She has also written articles, essays, plays and other works of fiction and nonfiction. She founded the Lost Texans Collective with Elinor Nauen and Barbara McKay and performed in group and solo performances. She has received numerous awards for her work. Her latest awards include The Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing (2015) and The Lambda Pioneer Award (2016). (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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(eng) Note that Myles uses "they/them" (identifying as plural femme). http://eileenmyles.com/bio2.php

Image credit: Credit: David Shankbone, Sept. 14, 2008, Brooklyn Book Festival

Obras de Eileen Myles

Chelsea Girls (1994) 350 cópias
Inferno: A Poet's Novel (2007) 316 cópias
Cool For You (2001) 219 cópias
The New Fuck You (1995) — Editor — 119 cópias
Afterglow (a dog memoir) (2017) 106 cópias
Not Me (1683) 78 cópias
Sorry, Tree (2007) 70 cópias
Evolution (2018) 58 cópias
School of Fish (1997) 44 cópias
Skies (2001) 37 cópias
For Now (2020) 30 cópias
Pathetic Literature (2022) — Editor — 26 cópias
a "Working Life" (2023) 25 cópias
Catholic No.1: Cats (2005) 14 cópias
Bread and water : stories (1987) 10 cópias
On My Way (2001) 9 cópias
1969 (1989) 9 cópias
Sappho's Boat : Poems (1982) 7 cópias
Inauguration (2011) 2 cópias
Yo soy tu presidenta (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
CHELSEA GIRLS 1 exemplar(es)
We, the Poets 1 exemplar(es)
Eileen Myles 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (1999) — Contribuinte — 600 cópias
The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves (2012) — Contribuinte — 264 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2004 (2004) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias
Queer 13: Lesbian and Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade (1998) — Contribuinte — 187 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2002 (2002) — Contribuinte — 182 cópias
Gay and Lesbian Poetry in Our Time (Stonewall Inn Editions) (1988) — Contribuinte — 180 cópias
Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction (2008) — Contribuinte — 125 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2010 (2010) — Contribuinte — 121 cópias
Poems from the Women's Movement (2009) — Contribuinte — 109 cópias
Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (2013) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
My Lover Is a Woman (1996) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
Working Sex: Sex Workers Write About a Changing Industry (2007) — Contribuinte — 89 cópias
The World in Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of the Next Wave (2000) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
Best Lesbian Erotica 2006 (2005) — Introdução — 50 cópias
Noise: Fiction Inspired by Sonic Youth (2008) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
Fetish: An Anthology (1998) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (2022) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Stripped Down: Lesbian Sex Stories (2012) — Prefácio — 11 cópias
The Vagabonds #2 (2006) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
CUZ #1 — Autor — 2 cópias
Accurate Key (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Telephone 14 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Myles, Eileen
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Locais de residência
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
San Diego, Californië, USA
New York, New York, USA
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Aviso de desambiguação
Note that Myles uses "they/them" (identifying as plural femme). http://eileenmyles.com/bio2.php



[b:Afterglow|34273725|Afterglow (a Dog Memoir)|Eileen Myles|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1494440821s/34273725.jpg|55332660] by [a:Eileen Myles|29605|Eileen Myles|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1203806884p2/29605.jpg] s a pastiche (lovely word), a paean to her pit bull, Rosie, and touches on children, parents, Ireland, alcoholism, goddesses, rape, Chora in Istanbul, San Diego, teaching, Kurt Cobain, old surfers, gender, sex, tapestries, history and a lot about foam. Not linear, not a story but bits and pieces that keep me reading in a slapdash way, picking it up from time to time, reading it backwards. The jacket cover says spirituality, celebrity and politics as well.

“Small bit of advice to the reader. No one ever wants to hear from anyone at any time anywhere that they have just purchased your book at the library sale. It’s like saying hey I plucked your book out from under a forklift just before it was heading to the dump. To write a book is to dig a hole in eternity....I feel an awe for the incredible permanence of the act of writing. Do you think I had any idea what I was about to write today when I sat down. No I thought I just better do it. And here I am already past the middle of my life. Sitting here humming along on the only road I know. Everything’s out there shifting. So maybe the writer should sit still. In her orange sand chair while the dog is dying. This might be when she would do her writing.…"

Per Rosie (the dog): "But as you pointed out to that Irish writer, Dave, when he brilliantly proposed he write a chick lit book --uh, Dave all men's books are chick lit. Every woman in literature is some guy's notion of how women think. Men invented the genre (calling it literature) yet when women write books they get cordoned off as chick lit. Where is dick lit I ask?"
… (mais)
featherbooks | outras 2 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
Experimental without being difficult to read--Myles plays with the form of the memoir, switching up details and messing around with language in this work that is situated between fiction and autobiography. The end result is more fun than not, especially considering some of the grim content in this story.
monicaberger | outras 5 resenhas | Jan 22, 2024 |
“you become
in your
life her
device” — Eileen Myles

Fully half of all poetry has been ruined by fucking. But the fact that "the vagina of my life is so stretched out" has nothing to do with this. (Given the eschatological possibility that Jesus/Anubis will be measuring our life against the weight of a feather, perhaps the pulled tissue is already in its most Redeemed form . . . ) That one has not yet gotten enough of it, or has just had too much, or is putting it into the poems, or is doing something stimulating instead of writing verse is what I'm thinking of. (Though considering the vast productions halted by these pre-occupations, one thinks most of these projects would not have been much good anyway.)

Myles, late in life, is still doing the "too burnt, too gay" for "musty brown pleasure" thing, remaining exceedingly good at it. Writing a kind of spoken verse punctuated with line breaks, impossible to memorize (this appears not to be the objective), frequent remarkable one-liners, and often humorous (greatest strength) in this forgettable collection. A detached style, concerned with ways-of-being punctuated with occasional funny observation-in-moment, is not compatible with explicit politics (ideology). We are less amused by Myles's advocacy with the neighborhood association against the construction of a high-rise over a beloved park than by anything else in the collection — seems forced as nothing else does.

Fully half of all poetry has been ruined by dog ownership. Out of 1000 poems being written around the world every minute, probably 999 are related to dogs. (So, by the numbers, maybe not all of them are bad). The fact that we are reminded, "honey’s safe and butter’s safe," doesn't mean these poems have all been ruined yet.

And she is doing a trick or two as well (another way in which Myles is not like an old dog). Soliciting the terms and parts of speech, such that at the end of a phrase we realize a tricky noun has been a verb all along

"I’ll never use you
in a poem
I’ll use everything
& it will cover
you & the
egg crinkles
& the toaster
it was trying"

Superior Selections:
SECRET LANGUAGE (daughter poem and phone poem)
"in here you’re like a clown that
squeezing the long internal history of women

[. . .]
"she would sit there on the phone being Polish for hours"
[. . .]
"being mum
you have me now mother have a big manhattan mom but she wanted a son

MICE (funny dog poem)
"they see a cluster of small rubber ducks & scraps of broken shells & think I’ll shit there "
[. . .]
"they’re unclean anyone would say isn’t it why I must kill them
but I’m unclean too isn’t that why they’re here

PUT MY HOUSE (love poem and dog poem)

Selected Phrases:
"Perhaps this is the start in the latest of my new breed of very bad poems."
"made that melon bright"
"black barns hold my contentment"
"and I was making a mountain of sleep"
“you were looking very good on instagram yesterday”
"there’s a lot of suffering here in this room."
“i’m thinking how funny the yeats line on his tombstone”
“there’s no way to see everything in a pink painting”
“low grounded thing they think”
“the nothing spot where a tree’s so long ago been”

“cat jumps
into a dumpster

“but that isn’t how you feel. waiting world violent friend."
… (mais)
Joe.Olipo | outras 2 resenhas | Jan 1, 2024 |
dropped at p. 150. i never drop books but i hated the writing style so much, i just couldnt take it anymore.
1 vote
femmedyke | outras 10 resenhas | Sep 27, 2023 |



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