I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was to hear that Eileen Myles is reading tomorrow night in Toronto: Friday, July 14th, 7 pm at This Ain’t the Rosedale Library (483 Church Street). Myles is a legendary poet who also writes kick-ass fiction including, my favourite, a brilliant novel titled Cool for You (Soft Skull Press, 2000). The New York Times has described her as "a cult figure to a generation of post-punk females forming their own literary avant garde" and Bust magazine has dubbed her "the rock star of modern poetry." To learn more about her and read some excerpts from her work, check out her website.
Two fine Toronto writers will be reading along with Myles on Friday night. Zoe Whittall and Lisa Foad will be offering tantalizing previews of their forthcoming books, titled The Emily Valentine Poems and Violent Collections, Anxious Supplements respectively.
If you’re in the Toronto area, don’t miss this opportunity to hear these fabulous writers read!