Poetry

Snowflake / different streets

Author: Eileen Myles

Publisher: Wave Books

ISBN: 1933517581

Category: Poetry

Page: 232

View: 5725

New poems that hurtle through time and space from an irrefutable force in American poetry.
Poetry

Sorry, Tree

Author: Eileen Myles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933517209

Category: Poetry

Page: 83

View: 7533

"One of the savviest and most restless intellects in contemporary literature--honest, jokey, paranoid, sentimental, mean, lyrical, tough, you name it.”--Dennis Cooper Eileen Myles has written thousands of poems since she gave her first reading at CBGB in 1974. BUST magazine calls her "the rock star of modern poetry” and The New York Times says she’s "a cult figure to a generation of post-punk females forming their own literary avant garde.” Myles’ trademark punk-lesbian sensibility and intimate knowledge of poetic tradition are at work in this eighth collection, where every love poem is political, and every political poem is, ultimately, about love. From "Home”: I thought if I inventoried home it would be broad my eyes fling open like a doll’s to the virtual space that suddenly resembles the walls the most interesting artists are large; monsters while the people we know are masses of flowers & when I turn on my cellphone I see everyone Eileen Myles has published over a dozen books of poetry, prose, and plays. Formerly the director of the St. Mark’s Poetry Project, as well as a write-in candidate for president in 1992, in 1997 Myles toured with Sister Spit’s Ramblin’ Road Show. Her books include Snowflake/different streets, Inferno, The Importance of Being Iceland, Skies, Maxfield Parrish, Not Me, and Chelsea Girls (stories).
Experimental fiction

Inferno

(a Poet's Novel)

Author: Eileen Myles

Publisher: OR Books

ISBN: 1935928031

Category: Experimental fiction

Page: 271

View: 1703

Loosely following Dante's epic by fashioning her own riveting account into three distinct parts, Eileen Myles brings her unparalleled brand of raw intellect and insight to her latest novel, The Inferno. The first part of the story, mesmerizing readers with its ripple of memoir, tells the saga (or hell) of a poet girl. The second, on the surface, provides instruction on how to write a poem--but it also pulls a clever bait-and-switch by informing readers how to become a lesbian as well. Myles's exposition of "lesbianity," in fact, includes six pages of female genitalia that rival anything Henry Miller ever produced. The third and final part of the book is a fictional proposal to a funding organization in which the author obliges the foundation's request to supply them with her career narrative, but instead of the tedious sanitized version, she offers a bluntly truthful one. Full of travel disasters, bad readings of wonderful poems, and death, this last section is Myles's Purgatorio--a litany chronicling the career of a poet and her writing life. Myles's rebellious spirit is fully present here as she injects her signature blurring of memoir and fiction, poem and essay, to reinforce her status as one of America's most groundbreaking writers. This eagerly anticipated follow-up to her landmark Cool for You will not disappoint fans of Myles or of modern literature itself.
Poetry

Skies

Poems

Author: Eileen Myles

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9781574231748

Category: Poetry

Page: 213

View: 4651

In her new book of poems Eileen Myles (author of Black Sparrow's Chelsea Girls, School of Fish and Maxfield Parrish) drags the chatty abstraction of New York School Poetry kicking and screaming into the passionate and mercurial landscape of the sky above. This hard-edged book about life in lower Manhattan concludes with a powerful and erotic sequence of love poems, woman to woman. Skies is Myles' strongest and most surprising book yet.
Poetry

Evolution

Author: Eileen Myles

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802146368

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

View: 3296

The first all-new collection of poems since 2011’s Snowflake/different streets—and following the critically acclaimed 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. Evolution, with its channeling of Quakers, Fresca, and cell phones, radiates vital insight, purpose, and risk, like in these opening lines of the title poem: Something unearthly about today so I buy a Diet Coke & a newspaper a version of “me” something about me on the earth & its sneakers & feeling like the earth’s furniture but that can’t be true or like the coke & the Times it’s true for a little while.
Poetry

I Must Be Living Twice

New and Selected Poems

Author: Eileen Myles

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062389106

Category: Poetry

Page: 368

View: 1369

A collection of thrilling verse, including both new poems and beloved favorites, from the celebrated poet, modern cult icon, and author of Chelsea Girls. Eileen Myles’ work is known for its blend of reality and fiction, the sublime and the ephemeral. Her work opens readers to astonishing new considerations of familiar places, like the East Village in her iconic Chelsea Girls, and invites them into lush—and sometimes horrid—dream worlds, imbuing the landscapes of her writing with the vividness and energy of fantasy. I Must Be Living Twice brings together selections from the poet’s previous work with a set of bold new poems that reflect her sardonic, unapologetic, and fiercely intellectual literary voice. Steeped in the culture of New York City, Myles’ milieu, I Must Be Living Twice is a prism refracting a radical world and a compelling life.
Fiction

Snowflakes on Christmas Street

An uplifting feel good Christmas story

Author: Ivy Pembroke

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 0751569712

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4426

'Heartwarmingly festive - if only all streets were like Christmas Street!' Ali McNamara Readers love Snowflakes on Christmas Street: 'For such a gentle plot, this book packs an emotional punch! There's romance, the odd drama and a whole lot of satisfaction. The characters are real. The ending is lovely and perfect' 'I sat and wept, liked good old-fashioned sobbing. I wanted to hug both Jack and Teddy into a big blanket and keep them safe forever. A charming, heartwarming, beautiful tale not just of Christmas but of compassion, kindness and love' 'Every time I tried to put it down to get on with life, I found it was calling me back for "just one more chapter" until I ran out of chapters! I just thoroughly adored this story' 'A feel-good and at times tear-jerking story leaving you with that magical Christmassy warmth at the end' *** On a little street in a big city, everything is changing Bill has lived on Christmas Street since he was a young man. He's seen families come and go, watched children grow up... Now he wants to be left alone. Everything seven-year-old Teddy loves is in America. But his widowed father, Sam, has brought them both back to England to be closer to their family. Sam's one wish is for Teddy to be happy again. As Teddy and Sam settle into their new life, a very special four-legged neighbour is determined to make them feel at home. Jack, the Christmas street dog, is welcome in everyone's house - but will it be in his power to help a little boy and a lonely old man remember the true meaning of the season? As the snow sparkles on the ground, one small act of kindness will give a whole street a happy Christmas...
Poetry

School of Fish

Author: Eileen Myles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781574230314

Category: Poetry

Page: 193

View: 3347

A collection of poems about the longing for light, for passion and decency, in a world diminished by death and dulled by forgetfulness. Includes the author's essay, "The Lesbian poet."
Poetry

Not me

Author: Eileen Myles

Publisher: Semiotext

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 202

View: 5150

This brilliant, incisive volume captures the high points of Myles' work in New York City during the 1980s.
Fiction

Chelsea Girls

A Novel

Author: Eileen Myles

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062394673

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 612

Available once again for a new generation of readers, the groundbreaking and candid coming-of-age novel in-real-time from one of America's most celebrated poets that is considered a cult classic. In this breathtakingly inventive autobiographical novel, Eileen Myles transforms life into a work of art. Told in her audacious voice, made vivid and immediate in her lyrical language, Chelsea Girls cobbles together memories of Myles’ 1960s Catholic upbringing with an alcoholic father, her volatile adolescence, her unabashed “lesbianity,” and her riotous pursuit of survival as a poet in 1970s New York. Suffused with alcohol, drugs, and sex; evocative in its depictions of the hardscrabble realities of a young artist’s life; and poignant with stories of love, humor, and discovery, Chelsea Girls is a funny, cool, and intimate account of a writer’s education, and a modern chronicle of how a young female writer shrugged off the chains of a rigid cultural identity meant to define her.
Fiction

Cool for You

Author: Eileen Myles

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1593762100

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 4015

'Cool For You' is a darkly comic novel that traces the downbeat progress of an Irish-American girl through a series of stuttering efforts to leave home.
Fiction

Radio Iris

Author: Anne-Marie Kinney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983247173

Category: Fiction

Page: 209

View: 1186

Radio Iris deals with watercooler culture in an artful and existential way, delivering an eerie allegory of our modern recession.

Everyone I Love Is a Stranger to Someone

Author: Annelyse Gelman

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1938912950

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9411

Look, the future is all telepathy and disappointment and pretending we haven't always been winging it. Every day we're the strongest we'll ever be. What doesn't kill you hasn't killed you yet. From Greek mythology to Top 40, Pavlov to Sartre, the space station to the zoo, "Everyone I Love is a Stranger to Someone" collides dark humor and unexpected sweetness.
Young Adult Fiction

Tonight the Streets Are Ours

A Novel

Author: Leila Sales

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 0374376662

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4440

Recklessly loyal. That's how seventeen-year-old Arden Huntley has always thought of herself. Taking care of her loved ones is what gives Arden purpose in her life and makes her feel like she matters. But lately she's grown resentful of everyone--including her needy best friend and her absent mom--taking her loyalty for granted. Then Arden stumbles upon a website called Tonight the Streets Are Ours, the musings of a young New York City writer named Peter, who gives voice to feelings that Arden has never known how to express. He seems to get her in a way that no one else does, and he hasn't even met her. Until Arden sets out on a road trip to find him. During one crazy night out in New York City filled with parties, dancing, and music--the type of night when anything can happen, and nearly everything does--Arden discovers that Peter isn't exactly who she thought he was. And maybe she isn't exactly who she thought she was, either.
Poetry

On My Way

Author: Eileen Myles

Publisher: Small PressDistribution

ISBN: 9780971037137

Category: Poetry

Page: 69

View: 5966

Fiction

The House on Main Street

Author: Shirlee McCoy

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 1420132350

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

View: 3407

Interior designer Tessa McKenzie has to leave Apple Valley, Washington, to sell the cluttered Victorian house and antiques shop she inherited from her sister, but her old crush Sheriff Cade Cunningham is not so quick to let her go. Original.
Fiction

Stories of Breece D'J Pancake

Author: Breece D'J Pancake

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316252328

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4984

Breece D'J Pancake cut short a promising career when he took his own life at the age twenty-six. Published posthumously, this is a collection of stories that depict the world of Pancake's native rural West Virginia.
Fiction

The House on Mango Street

Author: Sandra Cisneros

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0345807197

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 4213

The best-selling coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes—sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous—Sandra Cisneros’ masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.
Poetry

Maxfield Parrish

Early & New Poems

Author: Eileen Myles

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9780876859742

Category: Poetry

Page: 229

View: 6036

Family & Relationships

You Are Not Special and Other Encouragements

Author: David McCullough Jr

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1460700899

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 4419

An inspirational and timely reflection on the way we bring up children that will resonate with parents everywhere. 'Longtime high school English teacher McCullough scores an A+ with this volume for teens and parents. Rich in literary references and poetic in cadence, the author also offers plenty of hilarious and pointed comments on teens and today's society.' - Publishers Weekly So you think you're special? Well, think again: you're not. David McCullough Jr, a US high-school English teacher, found himself suddenly famous in 2012 when his commencement address to graduating high-school seniors went viral on Youtube. the main theme of that speech, 'You're not special', seemed to hit a nerve and validate a sense among people worldwide that something is deeply and fundamentally wrong with the way children are being raised today. From infancy, he observed, children are taught to believe they are unique and special, deserving of every advantage, destined for success. Consequently they learn to work hard and distinguish themselves for the sake of status and material reward rather than for the benefit of others - the larger community; the world. Success is defined as something almost entirely selfish. there is little attention or time given to the pursuit of education for the sake of wisdom, or even real happiness. Drawing from his long career as an educator and experience as a father of teenage boys, McCullough will expand upon the ideas laid out in his radical twelve-minute speech and argue that we can do better - as parents and as teachers - than fostering in our children a sense of privilege and entitlement. Watch the speech at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lfxYhtf8o4 Or read it at: http://theswellesleyreport.com/2012/06/wellesley-high-grads-told-youre-not-special/