Global Voices Reading Series—Eileen Myles
Event Date: October 23, 2012 - 3:30 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public | Location: Wheatley Hall, 6th Floor, Room 47
Eileen Myles was born in Boston, attended Catholic schools in Arlington, Mass. and graduated from UMass Boston. She received her poetic education at The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church from 1975 to 1977, where she participated in workshops lead by Alice Notley, Ted Berrigan and others.
Her books include Inferno (novel, 2010), The Importance of Being Iceland/Travel Essays in Art (2009), for which she received a Warhol/Creative Capital art writing grant, Sorry, Tree (poetry, 2007), Tow w/ artist Larry C. Collins (2005), Skies (2001), on my way (2001), Cool for You (novel, 2000), School of Fish (1997), Maxfield Parrish (1995), Not Me (1991), and Chelsea Girls (stories, 1994).
From 1984 through 1986, Myles was artistic director of St. Mark's Poetry Project. She is a professor emeritus of writing & literature at University of California San Diego, where she taught from 2002 to 2007. In spring 2010, she was the Hugo Writer at University of Montana in Missoula. In November of 2010, she was the Fannie Hurst Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. She contributes to a wide number of publications including Art Forum, Parkett, The Believer, Vice, Cabinet, The Nation, TimeOut, Book Forum and AnOther Magazine. The Poetry Society of America awarded her the Shelley Prize in 2010. She lives in New York.