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Join GIDEST for a Discussion with Poet Eileen Myles, 9/27

GIDEST Seminar

Eileen Myles

The Trip

Friday, September 27, 12-1:30 p.m.
GIDEST Lab, Room 411, 63 Fifth Avenue


Please join us Friday, September 27 for a discussion with poet Eileen Myles at the first GIDEST seminar of the semester. Due to expected demand, registration is required to attend this seminar. Tickets are still available but going fast. Seminar participants are asked to prepare by reading the text and viewing the short film both available here.

Eileen Myles came to New York from Boston in 1974 to be a poet, subsequently a novelist, public talker and art journalist. A Sagittarius, their twenty books include evolution (poems)Afterglow (a dog memoir), a 2017 re-issue of Cool for YouI Must Be Living Twice/new and selected poems, and Chelsea Girls. Eileen is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers grant, four Lambda Book Awards, the Shelley Prize from the PSA, a poetry award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. In 2016, a Creative Capital grant, and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. They live in New York and Marfa, TX.

For their GIDEST seminar Eileen has shared The Trip—what they call a “puppet road film”—and a talk on their poetic and artistic practice, which they describe as a process of collecting, listing, and describing a life’s worth of things. In collaboration with puppets made in childhood, the politically charged landscape of west Texas and their characteristic wit, Eileen is proposing a variety of ways, speculative and haptic, of navigating existence by giving us the chance to stand still, move and rearrange our “favorite things,” so that, in this stillness, they might meet.

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