Eileen Myles’s Inferno (a poet’s novel) came out last fall from orbooks.com. Alison Bechdel described Inferno as “this shimmering document”. Eileen’s books of poetry include Skies, Not Me, School of Fish and Sorry, Tree. Chelsea Girls, her first fiction, appeared in 1994 followed by Cool for You (a nonfiction novel) in 2000. She’s a professor emeritus from UC, San Diego and lives in New York. Her essays were collected in 2009 as The Importance of Being Iceland which for which she received a Warhol/Creative Capital art writers’ grant. The Poetry Society of America awarded her the Shelley Award in 2010 and she just received a Lammy for Inferno. She writes for Bookforum, Artforum, Parkett, The Believer and Vice and poems in slews of journals etc. and in Best American poetry, 2010.
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