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Iconic poet and novelist Eileen Myles to read from her work at Coe

Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2015-10-29 14:47:25 - General

Iconic poet and novelist Eileen Myles will read from her selected poems published by Ecco Press at Coe College’s annual Paul Engle Writers Series poetry reading. The event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 5, beginning at 7 p.m. in Kesler Lecture Hall in Hickok Hall. It is free and open to the public, with a question and answer session and reception to follow the reading.

Myles is the author of 19 books including "I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems," and a reissue of "Chelsea Girls," both out in fall 2015, from Ecco/Harper Collins. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in non-fiction, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital art writers' grant, a Lambda Book Award, the Shelley Prize from The Poetry Society of America, as well as being named to the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List.

Currently, Myles teaches at New York University and Naropa University and lives in Marfa, Texas, and New York.

Sponsored by the Coe College English Department, the annual Paul Engle Poetry Reading honors the late Paul Engle, Cedar Rapids native, Coe College graduate and longtime director of the famed Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. In the spirit of Paul Engle's mentoring of young writers, Coe brings a distinguished poet to campus each year for a reading and an informal meeting with students.

For more information, visit coe.edu or call 399-8581.