Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles is a poet, novelist and performer whose books include Chelsea GirlsI Must Be Living Twice, Selected Poems and The Importance of Being Iceland/Travel Essays in ArtAfterglow (A Dog Memoir) will be out in Fall 2017. In 1992 Myles conducted an openly female write-in campaign for president of the United States. They have received grants and awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, Creative Capital, The Foundation for Contemporary Art and in 2016 was awarded the Clark Prize for Excellence in Art Writing. Myles is also a television poet. Their poems have appeared in seasons 2 and 3 of the Emmy-winning TV show Transparent. They live in New York and Marfa TX.

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