Snowflake/Different Streets (Wave Books)
Celebrated poet Eileen Myles visits Skylight Books to read and sign her highly anticipated new poetry collection Snowflake/Different Streets.
"One of the savviest and most restless intellects in contemporary literature—honest, jokey, paranoid, sentimental, mean, lyrical, tough, you name it." —Dennis Cooper
"[Myles' writing] comes across simultaneously as effortless and utterly gorgeous. . . . To be able to write with such gentleness and force all at the same time is such a gift, and Myles is completely generous in how she uses this." —Ron Silliman
Eileen Myles was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, graduated from U. Mass (Boston) in 1971, and moved to New York City in 1974 to be a poet. Snowflake/different streets, a double volume (of poems) will be out in 2012 from Wave Books. Eileen’s Inferno: a poet's novel (2010) which details a female writer’s coming of age was described by John Ashbery as "zingingly funny and melancholy." Alison Bechdel called Inferno "this shimmering document." She writes about books, art and culture for a wide variety of publications including Art Forum, Book Forum, and Parkett, and she blogs on Art in America and Harriet’s sites. Please visit her at eileenmyles.com.
THIS EVENT WAS RECORDED LIVE AT SKYLIGHT BOOKS MARCH 16, 2012.