6 Things in 5 Weekds – Eileen Myles

Tuesday, 7-9 pm*: 5 sessions begin February 10

I’m a little confounded as a Poetry Project workshop grad. The Poetry Project is where I learned to write so in a way I teach the absolute same workshop all the time and so the first of the six things I will share is nothing new. But the new nothing is always different so that’s the first week. I’m interested in pathetic literature and I’ll name names and tell you what I mean in week two. We will do the simple thing every time which is I will talk, some of you will talk, you’ll write a poem every week and we’ll look at some of them. Week three is about the relative importance of readability. I used to write for my mom. Now I’m not sure. There might be a week called Fred Moten so I’d advise anyone coming to this workshop to now buy the Feel Trio. I’m thinking disability as a real and aesthetic issue. That’s five. I don’t know what the sixth thing is but I’m sure it will come out of the rest. I really do not recognize the difference between poetry & prose so that won’t be an issue at all. Bring paper, good pen. Let’s feel our writing.

Eileen Myles was born in Boston (1949) and she moved to New York in 1974 to be a poet. Educated at the poetry project by Violi, Notley, Berrigan & Zavatsky, Myles is the author of 18 books including Snowflake/different streets (poems, 2012) and Inferno (a poet’s novel) (2010). Lately she is completing Afterglow, a fantastic dog memoir. Her new & selected poems I Must Be Living Twice will be published in 2015 & Chelsea Girls will be reissued at that time both by Ecco. She’s a Guggenheim fellow and in 2014 received a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Art.

Location: For 2/10 – 3/3 meetings, 7-9pm – Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002; *For Sat. 3/7 meeting, 4-6pm – Dixon Place, 161 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002

Dates: 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, and Sat 3/7 (4-6pm)*

Fee: $125