Eileen Myles | Blue Massachusetts

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I’m a little
embarrassed.
& I don’t
want to see how
many people
like that thought

Didn’t read
the poem
how it felt to
be inside
being here
without
you know talking
to people
who aren’t. It
was place w
out place
from the in
side out.

Then I thought
about go-
ing to Malden
where my grandmother
Is buried.
This machine
is making sure
I
don’t
get
used
to it
& I’m
not

.

.


Eileen Myles is the author of nineteen books including I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems, and a 2015 reissue of Chelsea Girls. Eileen is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in non-fiction, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers grant, four Lambda Book Awards, and the Shelley Prize from the PSA. In 2016 Myles received a Creative Capital grant and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. Currently they teach at NYU and Naropa University and live in Marfa TX and New York.

Photo by Libby Lewis

 

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