Eileen Myles & Renee Gladman

Join us for a reading with EILEEN MYLES and RENEE GLADMAN!
Featuring introductions by Laynie Browne and Frank Sherlock

“Eileen Myles is an estuary of a writer. The voice on the page is so fluid and
expressive and unembarrassed that it makes you want to join it.
Myles’s sentences tilt and wobble like a living mind.”
Sam Anderson, The New York Times Magazine

Eileen Myles' first all-new collection of poems since 2011’s Snowflake/different streets—and following Afterglow (a dog memoir), as well as the volume of selected poems, I Must Be Living Twice—here, in EVOLUTION, we find the eminent, exuberant writer at the forefront of American literature, upending genre in a new vernacular that enacts—like nobody else—the way we speak (inside and out) today. From travel around the world to walks around Marfa, Texas with Honey the pit bull, from the aisles of Target to a utopian future where Myles is elected president—channeling cell phones, Shakers, Diet Coke and Fresca, EVOLUTION radiates with Myles’ characteristic vital insight, purpose, and risk.

Eileen Myles is the author of more than twenty books, including Chelsea Girls, Cool For You, and I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems 1974-2014. Myles's many honors include four Lambda Literary Awards, the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing, the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, Creative Capital's Literature Award as well as their Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers grant, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant.


"Renee Gladman has always struck me as being a dreamer—she writes that way
and the dreaming seems to construct the architecture of the world
unfolding before our reading eyes."
—Eileen Myles

Renee Gladman is a writer and artist preoccupied with lines, crossings, thresholds, and geographies as they play out in the interstices of poetry and prose. She is the author of eleven published works, including a cycle of novels about the city-state Ravicka and its inhabitants, the Ravickians—Event Factory (2010), The Ravickians (2011), Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge (2013), and Houses of Ravicka (2017)—as well as Calamities, a collection of linked auto-essays on the intersections of writing, drawing, and community, which won the 2017 CLMP Firecracker Award for Creative Non-Fiction, and two monographs of drawings: Prose Architectures (2017) and One Long Black Sentence (2018). Recent essays and visual work have appeared in The Paris Review, Gulf Coast, Granta, Harper's, BOMB magazine, and n+1. She has been awarded fellowships, artist grants, and residencies from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the Lannan Foundation, among others. Gladman lives and makes work in New England with poet-ceremonialist, Danielle Vogel.

Co-Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 6:00pm
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ISBN: 9780802128508
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Published: Grove Press - September 11th, 2018

Afterglow (a Dog Memoir) Cover Image
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Published: Grove Press - September 12th, 2017

I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems Cover Image
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Published: Wave Books - June 27th, 2017