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Eileen Myles

Autor(a) de Chelsea Girls

30+ Works 1,843 Membros 35 Críticas 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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Disambiguation Notice:

(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 por Eileen Myles

Chelsea Girls (1994) 346 exemplares
Inferno: A Poet's Novel (2007) 315 exemplares
Cool For You (2001) 220 exemplares
The New Fuck You (1995) — Editor — 117 exemplares
Afterglow (a dog memoir) (2017) 106 exemplares
Not Me (1683) 76 exemplares
Sorry, Tree (2007) 69 exemplares
Evolution (2018) 57 exemplares
School of Fish (1997) 44 exemplares
Snowflake / different streets (2012) 43 exemplares
Skies (2001) 37 exemplares
For Now (2020) 30 exemplares
Pathetic Literature (2022) — Editor — 25 exemplares
a "Working Life" (2023) 21 exemplares
Catholic No.1: Cats (2005) 14 exemplares
Bread and water : stories (1987) 10 exemplares
On My Way (2001) 9 exemplares
1969 (1989) 9 exemplares
Sappho's Boat : Poems (1982) 7 exemplares
Inauguration (2011) 2 exemplares
Yo soy tu presidenta (2021) 1 exemplar
We, the Poets 1 exemplar
Eileen Myles 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (1999) — Contribuidor — 598 exemplares
The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves (2012) — Contribuidor — 264 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2004 (2004) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
Queer 13: Lesbian and Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade (1998) — Contribuidor — 187 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 182 exemplares
Gay and Lesbian Poetry in Our Time (Stonewall Inn Editions) (1836) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
Women on Women 2: An Anthology of American Lesbian Short Fiction (1993) — Contribuidor — 126 exemplares
Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction (2008) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
Poems from the Women's Movement (2009) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (2013) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
My Lover Is a Woman (1996) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Working Sex: Sex Workers Write About a Changing Industry (2007) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution (2007) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
The World in Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of the Next Wave (2000) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Best Lesbian Erotica 2006 (2005) — Introdução — 50 exemplares
Noise: Fiction Inspired by Sonic Youth (2008) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Fetish: An Anthology (1998) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (2017) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (2022) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Stripped Down: Lesbian Sex Stories (2012) — Prefácio — 11 exemplares
The Vagabonds #2 (2006) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
CUZ #1 — Autor — 2 exemplares
Accurate Key (2003) 1 exemplar
Telephone 14 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Myles, Eileen
Data de nascimento
1949
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Locais de residência
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
San Diego, Californië, USA
New York, New York, USA
Educação
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Nota de desambiguação
Note that Myles uses "they/them" (identifying as plural femme). http://eileenmyles.com/bio2.php

Membros

Críticas

[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)
 
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featherbooks | 2 outras críticas | 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.
 
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monicaberger | 5 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
“you become
in your
life her
recording
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
moans
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)
(unquoteable)

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
shopping”

“but that isn’t how you feel. waiting world violent friend."
… (mais)
 
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Joe.Olipo | 2 outras críticas | 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
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femmedyke | 10 outras críticas | Sep 27, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
30
Also by
35
Membros
1,843
Popularidade
#13,968
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
35
ISBN
90
Línguas
8
Marcado como favorito
10

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