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Special HOT! Festival Queer Text at Dixon Place featuring Eileen Myles and Rickey Laurentiis
Legendary poet Myles shares her recent work alongside award-winning newcomer Laurentiis at this installment of Queer Text queer literary series.
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 in the lounge at Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street between Rivington and Delancey
Curated by Nicholas Boggs
Doors at 7, reading at 7:30
Eileen Myles moved to New York City from Boston in 1974 to be a poet. Snowflake/different streets, her new poetry (collections) came out this spring from Wave Books. Inferno: a poet’s novel (2010) (O/R books) won the Lambda Book Award in 2011 for lesbian fiction. Eileen’s earlier publications include Sorry Tree (2007), Cool for You (2000), Skies (2001) Not Me (1991), and Chelsea Girls (1994). The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art (2009) received a Warhol/Creative Capital art writing grant in 2007. In 2010 Eileen received the Shelley Prize for her poetry. She received a 2012 Guggenheim fellowship.
Rickey Laurentiis’ manuscript received an honorable mention in the 2010 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award and was a finalist for the 2011 National Poetry Series. The recipient of fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and a Work-Study Scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, his poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and have appeared or are forthcoming in Callaloo, The Feminist Wire, Indiana Review, jubilat, and elsewhere.