Eileen Myles

Any way and anytime Eileen Myles can pay Seattle a visit is a welcome one. A lively, compelling presence in-person, they are making this visit virtually, in the way of all things this season, this time occasioned by their newest book, For Now (Yale University Press). Published in Yale’s still-new Why I Write series, following Patti Smith and Karl Ove Knausgaard, For Now is Eileen Myles’ tracing of their evolution as a writer - one, we will say, who has excelled in numerous forms.

“Myles possesses, in abundance, two qualities of the highest value for a writer, irreverence and relentless curiosity.” ―New York Times Book Review.  

“Writing and drawing, drawing and writing. Copying copying copying. God. God being something that happens in the repetition. Again and again.” - Eileen Myles.

Eileen Myles’ other most recent books include Afterglow: A Dog Memoir and a volume of new poems, Evolution.

Presented by Hugo House in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company.


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For Now (Why I Write) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780300244649
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yale University Press - September 22nd, 2020

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 7:00pm
Virtual Event