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LIVE ON CROWDCAST: EILEEN MYLES discusses their new book, FOR NOW, with ADAM FITZGERALD

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For Now (Yale University Press)
 
In this raucous meditation, Eileen Myles offers an intimate glimpse into creativity’s immediacy. With erudition and wit, Myles recounts their early years as an awakening writer; existential struggles with landlords; storied moments with neighbors, friends, and lovers; and the textures and identities of cities and the country that reveal the nature of writing as presence in time.
 
For Myles, time’s “optic quality” is what enables writing in the first place—as attention, as devotion, as excess. It is this chronologized vision that enables the writer to love the world as it presently is, lending love a linguistic permanence amid social and political systems that threaten to eradicate it. Irreverent, generous, and always insightful, For Now is a candid record of the creative process from one of our most beloved artists.

“[Myles] has a good time journeying through Hell, and like a hip Virgil, . . . is happy to show us the way.”—NPR

Eileen Myles (they/them) came to New York from Boston in 1974 to be a poet, subsequently novelist, public talker and art journalist. A Sagittarius, their 22 books include For Now, evolution, Afterglow, I Must Be Living Twice/new & selected poems, and Chelsea Girls. In 2019 they wrote and directed an 18-minute super 8 film, The Trip, a puppet road film. See it on youtube. Eileen is the recipient of a Guggenheim, a Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers grant, 4 Lambda Book Awards, the Shelley Prize, and a poetry award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. In 2016, they received a Creative Capital grant and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. In 2019 Myles received a poetry award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. In 2020 they got the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Publishing Triangle. They live in New York and Marfa, TX.

Adam Fitzgerald (he/they) lives in New York City and is professor of creative writing at Rutgers University. 

Event date: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
For Now (Why I Write) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780300244649
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Published: Yale University Press - September 22nd, 2020

Chelsea Girls: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062394668
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Published: Ecco - September 29th, 2015

I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems Cover Image
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Published: Ecco - September 13th, 2016

Afterglow (a Dog Memoir) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802128553
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Published: Grove Press - September 18th, 2018

Cool for You Cover Image
By Eileen Myles, Chris Kraus (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781619029170
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Published: Soft Skull Press - April 11th, 2017

Inferno: A Poet's Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781944869106
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Published: OR Books - September 13th, 2016

George Washington: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631491009
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Published: Liveright - September 27th, 2016

The Late Parade: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780871407948
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Published: Liveright - August 4th, 2014