Eileen Myles Poems
- Sympathy She's rubbing his shoulder and he's reading ...
- Our Happiness was when the lights were out
- An American Poem I was born in Boston in 1949. I never ...
- Each Defeat Please! Keep reading me Blake because you're ...
- Peanut Butter I am always hungry & wanting to have sex. ...
- Movie You're like a little fruit you're like a moon I want
- The Honey Bear Billie Holiday was on the radio I was ...
Eileen Myles is an American poet who has also worked in fiction, non-fiction, and theater. She won a 2010 Shelley Memorial Award.
Early Life and Career
Eileen Myles grew up and attended Catholic schools in Arlington, Massachusetts and graduated from U. Mass (Boston) in 1971.
Arriving in New York in 1974, Myles gave her first reading at CBGB and attended workshops at St. Mark’s Poetry Project, studying alongside Alice Notley, Ted Berrigan, and Bill Zavatsky. She developed as a part of the poetry and queer art scene that developed in Manhattan's East Village. She worked as assistant to poet James Schuyler; met Allen Ginsberg at the Nuyorican Poets ... more »
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Comments about Eileen Myles
She's rubbing his shoulder
and he's reading about
Western birds. There's a scoop
of light just above my knee
it resembles the world, the one I know
a layer of smoke spread thin, a shelf
my mind returns again &
again to the picture
you gave me. In pain.
I'm holding the receiver
in Denver some woman making
human eyes at me from her
blue seat, but I later
conclude she's crazy
I'm helpless, rushing back to fix the
"h," how can I help you
I think we tried this long enough
we would save us from everybody
else, we ...