Poet Eileen Myles will be speaking at the mk2 Bibliothèque as part of the mk2 Institut conferences. Myles will be presenting their work Chelsea Girls, originally published in 1994 and triumphantly republished in 2015. Acclaimed as a tour-de-force of literary liberty, the book is both addictive and magistral. An iconoclast, Eileen Myles is one of the most celebrated living authors in the United States. With a poetic power reminiscent of Patti Smith, Myles, like Smith, fled catholic, working class America for the allures of New York life: anger, poetry, drugs, and women. Chelsea Girls was translated into French by Héloïse Esquié and published by Editions du Sous-Sol in 2022.
The American Library in Paris will be co-sponsoring this event.
About the speaker:
Eileen Myles is a poet and writer. Myles has published more than twenty volumes of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, libretti, plays, and performance pieces. They are a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow and 2011 Lambda Literary Award winner. In 2020, they received the Bill Whitehead Award for lifetime achievement by writers within the LGBT community.
Important information: This event will take place in person at the mk2 Bibliothèque at 128 – 162 Av. de France, 75013 Paris.
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