Saturday, August 15, 2009

Owen Hill & Eileen Myles

will be reading on Tuesday, August 18th at 7:30.

Eileen Myles is among the ranks of the officially restless, a green & prolific poet (Sorry Tree, Not Me ...) whose first collection of essays on art, poetry, queerness & culture The Importance of Being Iceland, for which she received a Warhol/Creative Capital grant is just out from Semiotext(e)/MIT. Eileen also writes novels (Chelsea Girls, Cool for You) and librettos ("Hell") and has already given at least a thousand (great) readings all over North America, Europe, Russia and Iceland since first arriving in New York from Boston in 1974 to be a poet. She ran St. Mark's Poetry Project in the '80s. In 1992 she conducted an openly female write-in campaign for President. Since 1996 she's toured with Sister Spit. She's a Professor Emeritus of Writing & Literature at UC San Diego. She lives in New York.

Owen Hill is the author of eight or nine slim volumes of poetry, The latest is Against The Weather from Blue Press. His second novel is The Incredible Double, just out from PM Press. He curates the reading series at Moe's Books in Berkeley.

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