Eileen Myles

United States

Eileen Myles is an award-winning poet, performer, art journalist and novelist with more than 20 books. In the 1970s they moved to New York to become a poet and learned plenty from the readings and workshops put on by the St. Mark’s Poetry Project. Later, Myles became the artistic director. They have toured throughout North America and Europe and have contributed to many publications such as The New Yorker, TimeOut and Paris Review. Afterglow, a collection of poems, is Myles’ love letter to their recently departed dog, Rosie. The heartfelt poems discuss loss and the bond between a pet and owner.