This audio was recorded at Dia:Chelsea on November 18, 2010 as part of Dia's Readings in Contemporary Poetry series. Eileen Myles and Stacy Szymaszek read that evening.
Eileen Myles was born in Arlington, MA and moved to New York in 1974. Her Inferno (a poet's novel) is just out from www.orbooks.com. For her collection of essays, The Importance of Being Iceland, she received a Warhol/Creative Capital grant. Sorry, Tree is her most recent book of poems. In 2010 the Poetry Society of America awarded Myles the Shelley Prize. She is a Prof. Emeritus of Writing at UC San Diego. She’ll be Hurst professor at Washington U, St. Louis in November 2010. She lives in New York. For more information, visit www.eileenmyles.com
To hear Vincent Katz's introduction to Eileen Myles, please click here.