Perhaps one of the most powerful video trailers we’ve seen all summer comes from “the rock star of modern poetry” (Bust) Eileen Myles. Check out this quote from Alison Bechdel:

I was completely stupefied by Inferno in the best of ways. In fact, I think I must feel kind of like Dante felt after seeing the face of God. My descriptive capacity just fails, gives way completely. But I can tell you that Eileen Myles made me understand something I didn’t before. And really, what more can you ask of a novel, or a poet’s novel, or a poem, or a memoir, or whatever the hell this shimmering document is? Just read it.

Did we mention how excited we are for this book to come out already? Hurry up OR Books and send our copy!


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3 Responses to “[Trailer] ‘Inferno (a poet’s novel)’ by Eileen Myles”

  1. herocious 7 November 2010 at 5:58 PM #

    Alison Bechdel probably said it better than me. INFERNO is the kind of novel that can make you understand things you didn’t before. I tried to express this idea in my own words:

    http://theopenend.com/2010/11/04/eileen-myless-inferno-review/

    Peace.


  2. […] before they were famous, just as it doesn’t revere people who are famous today. In the book trailer for Inferno, Myles says, “It seemed to me that poets should be loved and respected when they are […]


  3. […] viewing this book trailer for Inferno by Eileen Myles (though that link is no longer functional; here‘s another, just as good!). The energy is great, the narrative of self she’s created is […]



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