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.
December 11, 2000
New York writer Eileen Myles reads from her new novel, Cool for You (Soft Skull Press) at Artspeak Gallery.