• 2023-06-12, 7:30 PM
Notley has called Eileen Myles’ poems “heroic, monolithic, pure.” The haunting eloquence of Myles’s characteristically short lines (“My teeshirt / is good / my pen / works / I breathe”) has been compared to the rapid click of a camera shutter. No other poet can convey so immediately what it means to be alive, here and now. Who else would begin a poem with, “The vagina of my life / is so stretched / out?” Who else would write these lines: “Nothing / more trans / than taking / a shit in the men’s / room in / a hotel.”
Moderation: Shane Anderson
The event will be interpreted German-English.
With kind support by ECHOO Konferenzdolmetschen
Project Management: Matthias Kniep