Booksellers, pull this September 2015 release off the shelf and add it to your Poetry Month display. It seems like Myles is everywhere I look these days. There’s a character based on her in Transparent (and she has a cameo in the series). Lily Tomlin’s Grandma is also a tip of the hat to her. Now Myles will be the subject of a large profile in the April 16 Culture Issue of T: The New York Times Style Magazine.
“Her 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. She has a good time journeying through Hell, and like a hip Virgil, she’s happy to show us the way.”
I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems 1975 – 2014 (9780062389084) by Eileen Myles. $29.99 hardcover. 9/29/15 on sale.