On the first evening of the Poets & Critics symposium on her work, Eileen Myles gave a reading at galerie éof, Paris, where she read new work as well as poems from I Must Be Living Twice.
+ Poetry reading with Eileen Myles and Sarah Bahr, Thursday 4 February, 7:30pm, galerie éof, 15 rue Saint Fiacre, 75002 Paris (métro Grands Boulevards). For detailed directions, click HERE.
So far, we’ve tried to focus on the writer’s own (creative and critical) work on the first day of the P&C symposia and on broader issues of poetics and practice-based criticism with the writer on the second day. But there’s no specific preconceived program for the 2 days of the symposium: as the previous sessions of the program have shown, it seems important to let the conversation take its own course.
Please note that the morning session of the first day is devoted to preparing the conversation with Eileen Myles which will take place during the afternoon session and the second day. Eileen Myles will be joining the group at 2pm on Thursday 4 February.
Thursday 4 February
9:45am-12 > premilinary session with all participants
12-2pm > lunch
2pm > Eileen Myles will be joining us for the afternoon session
7:30pm > Poetry reading with Eileen Myles and Sarah Bahr
Friday 5 February
9:45am-12 > morning session with Eileen Myles
12-2pm > lunch
2pm-5pm > afternoon session with Eileen Myles
8pm > symposium dinner
From Eileen Myles’s website : http://www.eileenmyles.com/
|Photo by Libby Lewis|
Eileen Myles is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in non-fiction, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital art writers’ grant, a Lambda Book Award, the Shelley Prize from the Poetry Society of America, was named to the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List, and received a poetry award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She lives in Marfa, TX and New York.
Bibliography (click on image below):
Nelson, Maggie. “When We’re Alone in Public. The Metabolic Work of Eileen Myles.” Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions. Iowa City, IA: U of Iowa P, 2007. 170-208.
Kaufman, Erica. “Giant Creatures Sculpted Here: Collectivity, Gender, and Performance in the Collaborations of Eileen Myles.” New York School Collaborations: The Color of Vowels. Ed. Mark Silverberg. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 215-240.
From Stosuy, Brandon, Ed. Up Is Up, But So Is Down. New York’s Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992. With an afterword by Dennis Cooper and Eileen Myles. New York, NY: 2006.