EILEEN MYLES-Evolution

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 27 at 7PM

Author
EILEEN MYLES
speaking & signing
Evolution

 


ABOUT EVOLUTION

This new collection of poems by Eileen Myles, Evolution, finds our game-changing writer keying lines in an idiomatic, euphoric style that the New York Times has called “one of the essential voices in American poetry” 

The first all-new collection of poems since 2011’s Snowflake/different streets—and following the critically acclaimed Afterglow (a dog memoir), as well as the volume of selected poems, I Must Be Living Twice—here, in Evolution, we find the eminent, exuberant writer at the forefront of American literature, upending genre in a new vernacular that enacts—like nobody else—the way we speak (inside and out) today. Evolution, with its channeling of Quakers, Fresca, and cell phones, radiates vital insight, purpose, and risk, like in these opening lines of the title poem:

Something
unearthly
about
today
so I buy
a Diet Coke &
a newspaper
a version of “me”
something
about me on the
earth & its sneakers
& feeling like
the earth’s furniture
but that can’t be
true or like
the coke & the Times
it’s true for a little
while.


ABOUT EILEEN MYLES

Eileen Myles is the author of more than twenty books, including Afterglow (a dog memoir)Inferno (a poet’s novel)Chelsea Girls, and Cool For You. Myles’s many honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, four Lambda Literary Awards, the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing, as well as grants from Creative Capital (nonfiction) and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (poetry), and the an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers grant.


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Event date: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
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$25.00
ISBN: 9780802128508
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - September 11th, 2018

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