Eileen Myles and Jill Soloway

Eileen Myles & Jill Soloway

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Poet, novelist, and performer Eileen Myles is the author of 19 lush, sardonic, fiercely intellectual books, including I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems and Chelsea Girls. Writer and director Jill Soloway, the creative force behind television shows such as the Emmy Award and Golden Globe–winning Transparent and the forthcoming I Love Dick, is a vocal feminist and trans activist. Myles and Soloway discuss ways of representing queerness in literature and the mass media.


Eileen Myles is a television poet. Their poems have appeared in Seasons 2 and 3 of Emmy-winning series Transparent. Myles is the author of nineteen books including I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems, and a 2015 reissue of Chelsea GirlsAfterglow (a dog memoir) will be out from Grove in September 2017. Eileen is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers grant, four Lambda Book Awards, the Shelley Prize from the PSA and a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Art. In 2016 Myles received a grant from Creative Capital and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. They live in New York and Marfa, Texas.

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