Roles in Archive: Author
Eileen Myles chronicles the life of a female writer in Inferno (a poet’s novel) out this fall from OR books. She has work in this year’s Best American Poetry, 2010 edited by Amy Gerstler and her books of poetry include Not Me, School of Fish, and Sorry, Tree. Her first fiction was Chelsea Girls (1994), followed by Cool for You (a nonfiction novel) in 2000. She directed the writing program at the University of California at San Diego from 2002–07. She writes reviews, articles, essays, and blogs, most recently in Artforum, Parkett, Vice, AnOther Magazine, and the Brooklyn Rail. Her essays were collected in The Importance of Being Iceland (2009). In 2010, the Poetry Society of American awarded Myles the Shelley Memorial Award. She lives in New York.