Eileen Myles

Literature, 2016

Eileen Myles came to New York in 1974 from Boston to be a poet. She went to Catholic schools in Arlington, MA and graduated in 1971 from UMass Boston. She is the author of 19 books, most recently Inferno (A Poet’s Novel) and Snowflake/different streets as well as I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems (Ecco/Harper Collins, 2015), plus a reissue of Chelsea Girls, a queer classic. Her poetic education took place at St. Mark’s Poetry Project where she studied in workshops and was the Artistic Director from 1984–86. She writes art and book reviews for Rookie, The Nation, Art in America and Bookforum. Her essays appeared in 2015 in both the Whitney Biennial and the Liverpool Biennial. In 1992 she conducted a write-in campaign for President of the United States. She has received grants from the Warhol | Creative Capital Arts Writers Program, the Guggenheim Foundation and The Foundation for Contemporary Art. Myles is the recipient of the Clark Award for excellence in art writing.