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Eileen Myles

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

eading from her new book

For Now

published by Yale University Press

This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom.

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In this raucous meditation, Eileen Myles offers an intimate glimpse into creativity’s immediacy. With erudition and wit, Myles recounts their early years as an awakening writer; existential struggles with landlords; storied moments with neighbors, friends, and lovers; and the textures and identities of cities and the country that reveal the nature of writing as presence in time.

For Myles, time’s “optic quality” is what enables writing in the first place—as attention, as devotion, as excess. It is this chronologized vision that enables the writer to love the world as it presently is, lending love a linguistic permanence amid social and political systems that threaten to eradicate it. Irreverent, generous, and always insightful, For Now is a candid record of the creative process from one of our most beloved artists.

Eileen Myles is an acclaimed poet and writer who has published over twenty works of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and libretto. Their prizes and awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Warhol/Creative Capital grant, an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a poetry award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

Praise for the Writing of Eileen Myles
“Myles possesses, in abundance, two qualities of the highest value for a writer, irreverence and relentless curiosity.”
―New York Times Book Review
“[Myles’s] work is hard to describe, best encountered on its own terms; suffice to say it combines frankness and beauty in a truly original way.”
The Guardian
“Myles is a big deal, a rock star, sort of like the Patti Smith of contemporary poetry…. Myles is relentlessly casual, and even joyful. [Myles] has a good time journeying through Hell, and like a hip Virgil, is happy to show us the way.”
“To read Eileen Myles is to feel as if the poet, after spotting you across the room at a crowded party, has guided you by the elbow to a private corner to confide their personal theories of the universe.”
―O, the Oprah Magazine

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September 29
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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