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Jan 26: Myles & Conrad

Eileen Myles came to New York in 1974 to be a poet and has produced more than twenty collections of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, plays and libretti most recently Snowflake/different streets (poetry), Inferno (a poet’s novel) for which she won a Lambda book award for lesbian fiction, and The Importance of Being Iceland/travel essays in art which was supported by a Warhol/Creative Capital art writers’s grant. In 2009 she received the Shelley Prize from the Poetry Society of America. She was awarded a 2012 Guggenheim fellowship to work on Afterglow (a memoir) which is a fantastic dog book. She lives in New York and is teaching poetry this semester at NYU.

CAConrad is the author of TRANSLUCENT SALAMANDER (TROLL THREAD Press, 2013), A BEAUTIFUL MARSUPIAL AFTERNOON: New (Soma)tics (WAVE Books, 2012), The Book of Frank (WAVE Books, 2010), Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled The City Real & Imagined (Factory School, 2010). He is a 2011 PEW Fellow, a 2012 UCROSS Fellow, and a 2013 BANFF Fellow. He is a 2012 and 2013 visiting faculty member for the Summer Writing Program of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. Visit him online at http://CAConrad.blogspot.com