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    by Eileen Myles
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For Now

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Oct
9
Friday
October 9, 2020
7:00 PM

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Harvard Book Store welcomes renowned, award-winning poet EILEEN MYLES—author of over twenty volumes of poetry as well as the acclaimed memoir, Afterglow—for a discussion of their book-length essay, For Now.

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About For Now

Blending humor and meditation, this wide-ranging essay by the award-winning poet and writer Eileen Myles is a candid record of the multivalent forces that shaped them as a writer. It is also a thoughtful investigation into the way that writing is inescapably enmeshed with time. Myles recounts how potential eviction from their apartment; relationships with friends, lovers, and neighbors; and the textures and identities of various cities, including New York and Marfa, Texas, all present a sense of writing as presence within time. “Once I tasted time I never wanted anything else. . . . The only way I can prove it is that I started writing. Writing is my alibi,” they note. The author concludes that writing is a form of loving that makes living “more beautiful” because “I have time for it, I am in it.”

Praise for For Now

“[Myles] has a good time journeying through Hell, and like a hip Virgil, . . . is happy to show us the way.” —NPR

"A sharply etched, unvarnished self-portrait." —Kirkus Reviews

Eileen Myles
Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles came to New York from Boston in 1974 to be a poet, subsequently a novelist, public talker and art journalist. Their twenty-two books include Afterglow (a dog memoir), a 2017 re-issue of Cool for You, I Must Be Living Twice, and Chelsea Girls. Eileen is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers grant, four Lambda Book Awards, the Shelley Prize from the PSA, and a poetry award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. In 2016, Myles received a Creative Capital grant and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. In 2019 they received an award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. They live in New York and Marfa, TX.

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