Up Next – Eileen Myles

Poet Eileen Myles will read in the UMaine’s New Writing Series on Thursday, April 8, 2010.

The reading takes place at 4:30pm in the Soderberg Center Auditorium on the University of Maine’s flagship campus in Orono and is free and open to the public (though seating is limited).

Eileen Myles (born 1949, Cambridge, MA), lives in New York. Recent books include The Importance of Being Iceland (essays, 2009) and Sorry, Tree (poems, 2007). She ran St. Mark’s Poetry Project in the 1980s. In 1992 she conducted an openly female write-in campaign for President of the US. She is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. Myles last appeared in the NWS in April 2001. She was also a featured performer at the National Poetry Foundation conference on The Poetry of the 1970s in summer 2008. Check out an extended biographical note here.

To learn more about Myles, visit her official website here (and an unofficial one here). To listen to Myles reading from her work, check out her page on PennSound. If you’re on Facebook, please consider joining the NWS group here.

The UMaine New Writing Series is sponsored by the English Department and the National Poetry Foundation with support from the Lloyd H. Elliott fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the Pulp & Paper Foundation for the use of the Soderberg Center. FMI contact Steve Evans on First Class or at 207-581-3818.

If you have a disability that may require accommodation for a NWS event, please contact Ann Smith in the office of Disability Support Service, 121 East Annex, 581-2319 (Voice) or 581-2311 (TDD).

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