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Wed, February 01, 2017

18:00 – 20:00

Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese 120
50139 Firenze, Italy

A Dialogue with Writer and Poet Eileen Myles on Women and Poetry.

Poets have been writing about art for centuries. I’d like to explore this tattoo in my life and yours. Social media is also in on this moving practice. When we move through the world and tweet about it it is part of an extended art writing practice. The poet’s mind, the media and the world is their studio. I’ll also specifically consider some of the reasons for assembling and ways of engaging the many portraits of women at Villa La Pietra alongside the fact of millions of women marching all over the world today. What do we (men and women) mean, what does art mean and how does a poet think about gender and politics and language being in the world right now.

Part of the Picturing Women Series

Followed by:
February 2 at 5:00 pm – Poetry Workshop and Reading: How We Write, With Eileen Myles and Elisa Biagini (NYU Florence) –  This workshop is for NYU Students Only

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Eileen Myles


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.