Event: June 2019
Eileen Myles – I’m A Poet, You Fool
Lection & Talk
Eileen Myles (USA) writer in conversation with Odile Kennel (Germany) writer and translator
Eileen Myles began their career as a poet in the New York City of the 1970s, where they were influenced by the second generation of writers of the New York School including James Schuyler and Alice Notley. They describe themselves as “an angry white lesbian wandering through the burning streets” and came to New York City to stir things up. They certainly succeeded in that in their incomparable way, with their typical short-lined, laconic style and to date 20 books of verse to their name. Eileen Myles will be talking to her translator Odile Kennel about their life and work.
English-German interpreting will be available for this event
Project leaders: Alexander Gumz | Matthias Kniep
The Poetry Talk: Eileen Myles – I‘m A Poet, You Fool is presented with the kind support of the German Foreign Ministry and ECHOO Konferenzdolmetschen.
Akademie der Künste
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