• Eileen Myles

    Eileen Myles, a poet best known for merging avant-garde poetics with working-class vernacular has produced more than twenty volumes of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, libretti, plays, and performance pieces since 1974. The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art was awarded the Andy Warhol/Creative Capital art writers’ grant in 2007. The Foundation for Contemporary Art awarded her a grant for poetry in 2014; Her Inferno (a poet’s novel) is now available (in her own voice) on iTunes; in 2012 she received a Guggenheim fellowship. “Street Retreat,” her essay about living on the streets of New York City with a group of Buddhists and homeless activists will be included in this year’s Whitney Biennial.

Talks & Events


December 11, 2000

New York writer Eileen Myles reads from her new novel, Cool for You (Soft Skull Press) at Artspeak Gallery.