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Eileen Myles launches new book: a "Working Life"

Sat. Apr. 29 07:00 PM - Sat. Apr. 29 09:00 PM
Location: McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park

Join us for an evening with one of the most influential and recognized writers working today. Eileen Myles returns to Winnipeg to read from and discuss their new book a "Working Life" (Grove/Atlantic) with host Roewan Crowe. A book signing will follow.

Co-presented by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival, the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Winnipeg, and through the support of the Margaret Laurence Endowment Fund. https://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/event-18404/An-Evening-with-Eileen-Myles#.ZBN1fezMKZw

The first new collection since Evolution from the prolific poet, activist, and writer Eileen Myles, a "Working Life" unerringly captures the measure of life. Whether alone or in relationship, on city sidewalks or in the country, their lyrics always engage with permanence and mortality, danger and safety, fear and wonder. With intelligence, heart, and singular vision, a "Working Life" shows Myles working at a thrilling new pitch of their poetic and philosophical powers.

Eileen Myles (they/them, b. 1949) is a poet, novelist and art journalist whose practice of vernacular first-person writing has made them one of the most recognized writers of their generation. Pathetic Literature, which they edited, came out in Fall of 22. a “Working Life”, their newest collection of poems, is out in April. They live in New York & in Marfa, TX

The launch will be hosted live in the Atrium of McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park and also available as a simultaneous YouTube stream featuring live chat: https://www.youtube.com/live/fjMkGMOb0To

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