Charles Shafaieh meets Eileen Myles, the poet who once ran for president.
Serendipity marked Eileen Myles’ discovery of the St. Mark’s Poetry Project upon moving to New York City in 1974. Hosting readings by Allen Ginsberg and workshops taught by Alice Notley, the Poetry Project gave Myles a poetic education that complemented a long-held passion for literature, performance, music, and creative communities. The writing career that resulted resists fixed definitions and includes lauded poetry collections such as Not Me, the autobiographical novel Chelsea Girls and the genre-defying Afterglow: A Dog Memoir, which
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