Eileen Myles, born 1949 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, lives in New York City and Marfa, Texas, is a writer and arts journalist – and a star of contemporary American poetry. Myles’ path as a poet began in New York in the 1970s, they studied at St. Mark’s Poetry Project and later took over its direction. Myles has since published over twenty books, mostly poetry but also novels and essays, and received numerous awards. Publications include the poetry collections “Evolution” (Grove Press 2018) and “I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems 1975-2014” (Harper Collins, 2016). The essay collection “Zur Zeit” on the social, political and aesthetic conditions of writing will be published by Matthes &Seitz in March 2023.