poems and a quick aside about eileen myles

November 20, 2012

I like Eileen Myles, even when I don’t think her writing is all that great and even though she is not particularly friendly to butches. Or she hasn’t been to me. I’ve gotten the old school butch rivalry vibe from her when I’ve tried to talk to her or get her autograph at readings. It sucks. When I saw her read at Tin House a couple years ago and approached her to say how phenomenal the reading was, she gave me a look, like “dude, step off my dick.” She didn’t want me to intrude on how she was charming the hell out of a handful of young and femme looking women. Still, Eileen is New York cool and bad ass. She’s a great reader. And it’s fun to watch her flirt.

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