Eileen Myles in conversation with Stephen Best

Panel Discussion: English Department and Affiliated | November 8 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Nourse Theater

 275 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94117

 Eileen Myles

 Stephen Best, Associate Professor, Berkeley English

 City Arts and Lectures, KQED

Stephen Best will be interviewing Eileen Myles for the City Arts & Lectures program at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 7:30pm.

Please consider attending the interview. You can purchase tickets by calling 415-393-4400 or by visiting the City Arts and Lectures website. KQED will also rebroadcast the interview on November 16, 2018.

Eileen Myles is the author of more than twenty books of essays, fiction, and poetry, including Chelsea Girls, Cool For You, and I Must Be Living Twice. A counter-culture icon and activist, Myles ran for president in 1992 as a “openly female & queer” candidate, promising to refuse to live in the White House while there were still homeless people living in America, to decrease defense spending by 75%, and to offer free healthcare. Myles has described the campaign as part protest, part performance art. This fall, Myles returns to poetry with Evolution. “Poetry always, always, always is a key piece of democracy,” they told The New York Times Magazine in 2016. “It’s like the un-Trump: The poet is the charismatic loser. You’re the fool in Shakespeare; you’re the loose cannon. As things get worse, poetry gets better, because it becomes more necessary.”

Stephen Best is an associate professor of English at University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Fugitive’s Properties: Law and the Poetics of Possession, and None Like Us: Blackness, Belonging, Aesthetic Life (forthcoming from Duke University Press).

  $29.00 Single admission

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