Eileen Myles is considered a trailblazer with decades of literary works that “set a bar for openness, frankness, and variability few lives could ever match.”
Myles, the author of more than 20 books including “I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems,” and the 2015 reissue of “Chelsea Girls,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola State College campus, 1000 College Blvd.
Tickets are $11, adults; $9, seniors, non-PSC students and children; $7, PSC Seniors Club, PSC faculty and staff; and free for PSC students with current ID.
On Friday, Feb. 9, Myles will host a writing workshop from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room 2051 of the Chadbourne Library, Building 20. At 7 p.m. Friday, she will hold a Book Talk in the Anna Lamar Switzer Gallery, Building 15.
The writing workshop and Book Talk are both free.
Myles’ newest memoir, “Afterglow (a dog memoir)” was released in 2017 and paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of a beloved confident, a pit bull named Rosie.
Jennifer Krasinski writing for The Village Voice said: “Their exquisite slapstick tragedy, ‘Afterglow,’ is a radical memoir about and for and by their now-deceased but forever-beloved pit bull, Rosie, who the poet believes is a dead ringer for their dead father.”
A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction, the renowned poet, novelist, performer and art journalist also has been awarded an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers grant, four Lambda Book Awards, and the Shelley Prize from the Poetry Society of America.
In 2016, Myles received a Creative Capital grant and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. And poems written by and a character based on Myles appeared in seasons 2 and 3 of the Emmy-winning Amazon show, “Transparent.”
Myles has toured and read all over North America and Europe on and off since the early 1980s. Solo performances include “Leaving New York,” “Life,” and “Summer in Russia.” Currently, Myles teaches at New York University and Naropa University.
Purchase tickets online at www.pensacolastate.edu/lyceum or at the Lyceum Box Office, Building 8, Room 861, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets also are available at the door, one hour before a performance.
To make reservations or for more information, call the Lyceum Box Office at 850-484-1847.