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Eileen Myles

Autor/a de Chelsea Girls

28+ obres 1,730 Membres 32 Ressenyes 9 preferits

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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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys

Inclou el nom: Eileen Myles

Nota de desambiguació:

(eng) Note that Myles uses "they/them" (identifying as plural femme).

Crèdit de la imatge: Credit: David Shankbone, Sept. 14, 2008, Brooklyn Book Festival

Obres de Eileen Myles

Chelsea Girls (1994) 320 exemplars
Inferno: A Poet's Novel (2007) 303 exemplars
Cool For You (2001) 212 exemplars
The New Fuck You (1995) — Editor — 111 exemplars
Afterglow (a dog memoir) (2017) 97 exemplars
Not Me (1683) 74 exemplars
Sorry, Tree (2007) 67 exemplars
Evolution (2018) 54 exemplars
School of Fish (1997) 44 exemplars
Snowflake / different streets (2012) 41 exemplars
Skies (2001) 37 exemplars
For Now (2020) 25 exemplars
Pathetic Literature (2022) — Editor — 18 exemplars
Catholic No.1: Cats (2005) 14 exemplars
a "Working Life" (2023) 14 exemplars
1969 (1989) 9 exemplars
On My Way (2001) 8 exemplars
Sappho's Boat : Poems (1982) 7 exemplars
Bread and water : stories (1987) 7 exemplars
Inauguration (2011) 2 exemplars
We, the Poets 1 exemplars
Eileen Myles 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (1999) — Col·laborador — 584 exemplars
The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves (2012) — Col·laborador — 251 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2004 (2004) — Col·laborador — 197 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2002 (2002) — Col·laborador — 180 exemplars
Queer 13: Lesbian and Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade (1998) — Col·laborador — 180 exemplars
Gay and Lesbian Poetry in Our Time (Stonewall Inn Editions) (1836) — Col·laborador — 177 exemplars
Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction (2008) — Col·laborador — 122 exemplars
Women on Women 2: An Anthology of American Lesbian Short Fiction (1993) — Col·laborador — 120 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2010 (2010) — Col·laborador — 117 exemplars
Poems from the Women's Movement (2009) — Col·laborador — 107 exemplars
My Lover Is a Woman (1996) — Col·laborador — 87 exemplars
Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution (2007) — Col·laborador — 85 exemplars
Working Sex: Sex Workers Write About a Changing Industry (2007) — Col·laborador — 85 exemplars
Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (2013) — Col·laborador — 82 exemplars
The World in Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of the Next Wave (2000) — Col·laborador — 80 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Col·laborador — 74 exemplars
Best Lesbian Erotica 2006 (2005) — Introducció — 49 exemplars
Noise: Fiction Inspired by Sonic Youth (2008) — Col·laborador — 37 exemplars
Fetish: An Anthology (1998) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (2017) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (2022) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Stripped Down: Lesbian Sex Stories (2012) — Pròleg — 11 exemplars
CUZ #1 — Autor — 2 exemplars
Accurate Key (2003) 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Myles, Eileen
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Llocs de residència
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
San Diego, Californië, USA
New York, New York, USA
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Nota de desambiguació
Note that Myles uses "they/them" (identifying as plural femme).



dropped at p. 150. i never drop books but i hated the writing style so much, i just couldnt take it anymore.
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femmedyke | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Sep 27, 2023 |
On The Death of Robert Lowell
Oh, I don't give a shit.
He was an old white haired man
Insensate beyond belief and
Filled with much anxiety about his imagined
Pain. Not that I'd know
I hate fucking wasps.
The guy was a loon.
Signed up for Spring Semester at MacLean's
A really lush retreat among the pines and
Hippy attendants. Ray Charles also
Once rested there.
So did James Taylor . . .
the famous, as we know, are nuts.
Take Robert Lowell.
The old white haired coot
Fucking Dead. —Eileen Myles

What ever happened to all those middle-of-the-class kids from high school. You only spoke to them once or twice. Born to be losers, you thought, if that element of young-adult fiction was to be believed. Or obliterated. You forgot their names. Now and again when you look them up on LinkedIn you are always surprised to find them alive . . . and employed. And when you chance to encounter them again, in the strange context you imagine, in which they find themselves born instead in the 1940's, it's possible that they would continue to inhabit, even now, that time nearly fifty years ago which was their heyday, and to continue to talk, repetitiously, about the famous people they had known and the women they had fucked, such that you would perceive, for a dull moment, that they had not yet managed to write themselves out from under the weight of their previous novel.
… (més)
Joe.Olipo | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Sep 19, 2023 |
a "Working Life" by Eileen Myles is a collection of poems that can startle you just as easily as they can soothe you.

Collections of poetry are like collections of anything else, some pieces will connect more emphatically while others may not speak to you at all. In the case of poetry, a bit more of the emphasis is on the reader than with short stories or essays, to cite a couple examples. Reading and analyzing/understanding a poem is a creative process. Not as creative as writing it, and certainly of a different type, but creative nonetheless. And in order to understand one is, by definition, analyzing. Not in an academic manner, unless you're an academic, but in a personal manner. What is being said? How is it being said? Does a line break here make the meaning different than if it were in a more "prose" place? If I read it ignoring, or at least deemphasizing, line and stanza breaks, does it mean something different than if I read it with them? Then bring in all the personal life experiences we all have and each poem can take on a multitude of meanings.

Myles' poetry has always been something I like to take my time with. Their line breaks and (usually) short lines give me a lot of space to both try to understand what they were saying as well as what I might takeaway from it. There are quite a few poems here that spoke to me, though admittedly often not on my first reading. But who just reads a poem through and expects to get anything from it? Okay, some very basic but very good poems can be read that way, but they are largely narrative and the meaning is derived from thinking about why what happened, happened. But most poetry asks the reader to be an active reader, something we all have trouble with at times.

I would recommend this to those who already like Myles' poetry as well as those who enjoy reading a single poem at a time, thinking about it, playing with how you reread it, then think about it some more. Make it your own, try to figure out what they meant, or both.

Reviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via NetGalley.
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pomo58 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Mar 10, 2023 |
I'm something
and this
is a day for

I'm trying to understand why I liked this book so much and I don't have answer. There are just some really wonderful moments that pull you in and honestly Eileen Myers is so much fun to read out loud!

My personal favourites from this collection are April 15, Beloved Train, Love Song and September 7.
bookstagramofmine | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jan 14, 2023 |



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