Eileen Myles (they/them) came to New York from Boston in 1974 to be a poet and subsequently a 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.
“and even you forgot those brilliant flashes seen from afar” -Ruth Stone