I Must Be Living Twice Reading & Signing with Eileen Myles: Nov 11
I MUST BE LIVING TWICE is a collection of thrilling new and beloved past work from one of America’s most celebrated poets, Eileen Myles, a cult icon and modern favorite. It will be released simultaneously with a reissue of Eileen’s classic novel Chelsea Girls.
Eileen’s poetry and fiction is known for its blend of reality and fiction, the sublime and the ephemeral, in which Myles not only lets her readers peer into existent places—notably the East Village, where she lives—but also lifts them into dreams, imbuing the landscapes of her writing with the vividness and energy of fantasy.
I MUST BE LIVING TWICE brings selections from the poet’s previous work together with a set of bold new poems, through which Myles continues to refine her sardonic, unapologetic, and fiercely intellectual literary voice. Steeped in the culture of New York City, Myles’ stomping grounds and the home of her most well-known work, she provides a wide open lens into a radical life.
Eileen Myles has published more than a dozen books of poetry, art journalism, and fiction. She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, a Warhol/Creative Capital Grant and a 2014 Foundation for Contemporary Art Grant. She lives in New York.
“Five thousand years from now people will still be reading Eileen Myles. To assume what she assumes is the real substance of divine inspiration: how to be in your body & sing to your soul, how to fall in & out of love, to find out that hell is real & to go there, to learn the true meaning of heaven, romance, intoxication & sacred daring—in short, as it turns out, what it feels like to be a fucking god. Everything Orpheus, Sappho, & Dante knew, she knows, & more.” —Ariana Reine