April 24: Poet Eileen Myles Speaks at Russell House

Eileen Myles will speak next Wednesday, April 24th, at 8 p.m. at Russell House, as the final guest speaker in this semester’s Russell House Lecture Series.

Since she came to New York in 1974 to be a poet, Eileen Myles has produced more than 20 collections or poetry, fiction, nonfiction, plays, and libretti, including most recently: Snowflake/different streets; Inferno: (a Poet’s Novel), for which she won a Lambda award for lesbian fiction; and The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art, which was supported by a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Art Writers Grant. She has received the Shelley Prize from the Poetry Society of America and a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in New York and is teaching poetry this semester at New York University.

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