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Poet Eileen Myles to read at Rowan

Date: Monday, March 28 @ 7:00pm


Poet Eileen Myles reads on Monday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in the Westby Gallery.  Readings are possible through the generosity of Robert Norton, English Department alumnus, who funds the Norton Fund for Excellence in the Study of Literature.

Eileen Myles was born in Boston in 1949, attended catholic schools in Arlington, Mass. and graduated from UMass (Boston) in 1971.  She received her poetic education at The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in 1975-77 where she participated in workshops lead by Alice Notley, Ted Berrigan and others. In 1977 and 79 she published issues of dodgems, a poetry magazine which presented a collision of New York School, Language Poetry, performance texts and other likely aesthetics of the time. Her books include The Importance of Being Iceland/travel essays in art (2009) for which she received a Warhol/Creative Capital art writing grant, Sorry, Tree (poetry) 2007, Tow w/ artist Larry C. Collins (2005), Skies (2001), on my way (2001), Cool for You (novel, 2000), School of Fish (1997), Maxfield Parrish (1995), Not Me (1991), and Chelsea Girls  (stories, 1994). She is a Professor Emeritus of writing & literature at UC San Diego where she taught from 2002 to 2007.  She contributes to a wide number of publications including Art Forum, Parkett, The Believer, Vice, Cabinet, The Nation, TimeOut, Book Forum and AnOther Magazine. The Poetry Society of American awarded her the Shelley Prize in 2010.

Location: Art Gallery, Westby Hall

Contact: Bill Freind