Robert Glück & Eileen Myles


Robert Glück is the author of nine books of poetry and fiction, including two novels, Margery Kempe and Jack the Modernist and a book of stories, Denny Smith. Gluck edited, along with Camille Roy, Mary Berger and Gail Scott, the anthology Biting The Error: Writers on Narrative. Glück was Director of The Poetry Center at San Francisco State, Co-director of Small Press Traffic, and Associate Editor at Lapis Press. His poetry and fiction have been published in the New Directions Anthology, City Lights Anthologies, Best New Gay Fiction 1988 and 1996, The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Best American Erotica 1996 and 2005, and The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction. His critical articles appeared in artforum international, Aperture, Poetics Journal, and Nest: A Quarterly of Interiors, and he prefaced Between Life and Death, a book on the paintings of Frank Moore. Last year he and artist Dean Smith completed the film Aliengnosis.

Eileen Myles remains 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 given 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 the Poetry Project in the 80s. In 1992 she conducted an openly female write in campaign for President. Since 1996 she’s toured several times with Sister Spit. She’s a Professor Emeritus of Writing & Literature at UC San Diego. She lives in New York.