Eileen Myles is Coming to DC, Will Most Likely Be Best Thing To Happen Here All Year

Carmen’s Team Pick:

On Wednesday, March 28, Eileen Myles is coming to American University in Washington, DC, and nothing in my life will ever be the same. Will you please come along?

Wave Books contacted me about reviewing Eileen’s new book Snowflake/different streets in November, and me being the complete and total unabashed fangirl that I have always been, I followed up with a “yes” and a “can I maybe arrange for Eileen to speak on my campus?” Days later I got an email from Eileen Myles called “Hi Carmen.” She said yes.

Myles will be hosted by Women’s Initiative at American University, the most badass feminist group on a campus ever and the designers of the best free v-necks of all time. (The event is also cosponsored by the campus queers and so on.) She’ll be reading from Snowflake/different streets and, really, whatever other books she might want to read from, since she knows best. The event will start at 6:30 PM, is completely free, and is going to be outside in the Amphitheater, meaning it will go something like “I went to this poetry reading and laid in the grass.” The event is part of Women’s History Month, and Myles will take questions from the audience following her presentation.

You can RSVP on Facebook to get reminded about the event constantly, but most importantly you should just make sure you show up. Plus the posters are so good:


 

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    I know you are only organizing all these wonderful events for the semester I’m abroad to passive-aggressively tell me how much you miss me but COME ON CARMEN.

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    I’m with Nicole. SO MANY COOL EVENTS and the atlantic ocean is the worst kind of cockblock! I am going to make the request that someone steals one of these posters (after the event of course) so I can keep it forever and pretend like I was cool enough the be stateside and attend this awesome event.

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    God, I want to go to this pretty much the same amount I want to go to A-Camp, which is to say just about the maximum amount I have ever wanted something but – the Atlantic Ocean, yes, goddamn. Also, this morning I knocked “Sorry, Tree” into a sink of running water. This is probably symbolic, right?

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