A performative conversation and workshop with Eileen Myles, the acclaimed US-based poet, writer, and activist.
Eileen Myles (they/them) is a prolific artist challenging poetic genres since arriving to New York from Boston in 1974. Their 22 books include the essay/talk on writing For Now (2020), the anthology I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems 1975-2014 (2015), Afterglow (a dog memoir) (2017), The Importance of Being Iceland (travel essays on art) (2009), and the novel Chelsea Girls (1994), known worldwide and translated into over ten languages. A volume of Myles’s poetry is currently being translated into Lithuanian.
During this event at the House of Histories, they will address Marija Gimbutas’s Kurgan Culture hypothesis and the origins of the continent’s Indo-Europeanization. Eileen will read a selection of their texts, featuring excerpts from All My Loves, an in-progress novel influenced by Gimbutas’s work.
Public programme is curated by Justė Kostikovaitė.
Public programme is supported by the Italian Embassy in Lithuania, the Embassy of Sweden in Lithuania, EU-Japan Fest fund in Lithuania, the U.S. Embassy in Lithuania, brewery “Kuro aparatūra”, the Embassy of Portugal in Denmark, the Honorary Consulate of Portugal in Kaunas, JL Murtaugh, Monika Mačiulytė, Autarkia.
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