“Suddenly it all became very clear to me what made the two books different, what brought them together, and what let them stand alone. And suddenly I was crying.”
I want to help you have a conversation with Eileen Myles. It starts on the Internet.
Everything about this is something you love.
Rachel’s Team Pick: “I think it’s quietly genocidal. I mean in a spiritual sense. Instead of pole dancing you can be a pleasure rug. Just lie down! The money will come.”
“Every time I read a new Eileen Myles book, I ended up carrying it on me for weeks. I think I’m going to end up with a good collection. I would never lose it.”
“Speaking frankly as a lesbian I have to say that the salient fact about the danger zone I call home is the persistent experience of witnessing the quick revulsion of people who believe that because I love women I am a bottom feeder. I am desperately running towards what anyone in their right mind would be running away from. Which is femaleness, which is failure.”
Did you read Inferno by Eileen Myles, our first-ever Autostraddle book club selection? I sure as hell hope so, BECAUSE IT’S TIME TO TALK ABOUT IT.
In perhaps the most unsurprising move of 2010, we have chosen Eileen Myles’ ‘Inferno’ as our first official book club pick. Get excited!
I’m excited for the fall because of books! You should be too! THE NOVEL OF THE CENTURY! A lesbian “poet’s novel”! “Gender Outlaws” 2.0! Amy AND David Sedaris! Also, so much more!
You probably don’t read enough poetry and you would probably be smarter if you did.