I must be living twice New and selected poems, 1975-2014

Eileen Myles

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New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers [2015]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
xii, 356 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
9780062389084
0062389084
Main Author
Eileen Myles (author)
  • New poems
  • The irony of the leash (1978)
  • A fresh young voice from the plains (1981)
  • Sappho's boat (1982)
  • Not me (1991)
  • Maxfield Parrish (1995)
  • School of fish (1997)
  • Skies (2001)
  • On my way (2001)
  • Sorry, tree (2007)
  • Snowflake/different streets (2012)
  • Epilogue.
  • New poems. What tree am I waiting ; Summer ; Prophesy ; LONDON EXCHANGE ; My devil ; memory ; That rat's death
  • The irony of the leash (1978). Homebody ; An attitude about poetry ; Evening ; Subscription ; The irony of the leash
  • A fresh young voice from the Plains (1981). The honey bear ; Along the strand ; Greece ; Skuppy the sailor dog ; medium poem ; Welsh poetry ; My cheap lifestyle ; On the death of Robert Lowell ; Texas
  • Sappho's boat (1982). Joan ; "Romantic pain" ; La vita nuova ; Exploding the spring mystique ; My rampant muse, for her ; Whax 'n Wayne ; Yellow tulips ; New York tulips ; Lorna & Vicki
  • Not me (1991). A poem ; Edward the confessor ; Holes ; April noon ; The sadness of leaving ; Hot night ; And then the weather arrives ; November ; New England wind ; Mad pepper ; The sad part is ; Triangles of power ; Peanut butter ; The real drive ; Autumn in New York ; Mal Maison ; An American poem
  • Maxfield Parrish (1995). Maxfield Parrish ; Bleeding hearts ; Sleepless ; "I always put my pussy ..." ; SHHH ; The mirror is my mother ; En garde ; PV ; Looking out, a sailor ; A debate with a glove ; Late March ; You ; "No poems" ; Life ; The poet
  • School of fish (1997). School of fish ; Road warrior ; Last supper ; Merk ; Porn poems ; Just god ; Mr. Twenty ; Aurora ; Woo ; Rotting symbols ; Sullivan's brain ; My war is love ; Waterfall ; Tonight ; Story ; No no
  • Skies (2001). "Jonathan's ..." ; "The whole mess ..." ; My wife is shopping ; "Twenty years ago ..." ; Writing ; "My mind's ... " ; The center ; Milk ; And ; Snakes ; Infinity mini ; Mt. St. Helens ; "I don't know ..." ; My hat ; Weather ; Sympathy ; Bone ; The guest
  • On my way (2001). Harmonica ; Scribner's
  • Sorry, tree (2007). No rewriting ; For Jordana ; Each defeat ; unnamed New York ; April 5 ; That country ; I'm moved ; San Diego poem ; cigarette girl ; To Hell
  • Snowflake/different streets (2012). Transitions ; Snowflake ; D.H. ; Choke ; Caesarean toothbrush ; "The cat is in ..." ; Your name ; Mitten ; Hi ; The weather ; Smile ; The perfect faceless fish ; My box
  • Epilogue. Anonymous ; Twice (essay).
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Spanning 10 books and four decades, this selected volume solidifies Myles's reputation as both an underground star and a major force in contemporary poetry. Myles (Snowflake/Different Streets) often traffics in intimate and autobiographical details, providing an opportunity for the personal to spread across questions of poetics, class, and urbanity, among others. Her early poems often lingered in the consciousness for decades, finding small but devoted audiences yet dismissed by the mainstream, not in small part because of their direct engagement with her life as a queer, working-class woman. Myles's poetic performance is complex, though it can appear deceptively simple. This is especially true of her many poems consisting of short lines that rush forward with beautifully casual, chatty language, and characteristic humor, insight, and surprise: "It is a miracle/ that I should speak/ to delight you./ I feel like a flag/ more or less/ but music is my breeze/ I have many friends/ rest assured." The pleasures of Myles's poetry multiply with each successive reading. This volume includes many out-of-print poems as well as new work and a brief 2014 essay by Myles on her poetics. Readers will be thrilled not only that this old work is available again, but that the new work is as impressive as ever. (Oct.) [Page ]. Copyright 2015 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A collection of thrilling verse, including both new poems and beloved favorites, from the celebrated poet, modern cult icon, and author of Chelsea Girls.Eileen Myles’ work is known for its blend of reality and fiction, the sublime and the ephemeral. Her work opens readers to astonishing new considerations of familiar places, like the East Village in her iconic Chelsea Girls, and invites them into lush—and sometimes horrid—dream worlds, imbuing the landscapes of her writing with the vividness and energy of fantasy.I Must Be Living Twice brings together selections from the poet’s previous work with a set of bold new poems that reflect her sardonic, unapologetic, and fiercely intellectual literary voice. Steeped in the culture of New York City, Myles’ milieu, I Must Be Living Twice is a prism refracting a radical world and a compelling life.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A collection of thrilling verse, including both new poems and beloved favorites, from the celebrated poet, modern cult icon, and author of Chelsea Girls.Eileen Myles' work is known for its blend of reality and fiction, the sublime and the ephemeral. Her work opens readers to astonishing new considerations of familiar places, like the East Village in her iconic Chelsea Girls, and invites them into lush'and sometimes horrid'dream worlds, imbuing the landscapes of her writing with the vividness and energy of fantasy.I Must Be Living Twice brings together selections from the poet's previous work with a set of bold new poems that reflect her sardonic, unapologetic, and fiercely intellectual literary voice. Steeped in the culture of New York City, Myles' milieu, I Must Be Living Twice is a prism refracting a radical world and a compelling life.