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: