Not Me

Overview

Listen, I have been educated.I have learned about WesternCivilization. Do you knowWhat the message of WesternCivilization is? I am alone.This breakthrough volume, published in1991 by the author of Cool For You and Chelsea Girls captures the high points of Myles' work in NewYork City during the 1980s. Poet, novelist, lesbian culture hero and one-time presidential candidate, Myles has influenced a whole generation of young queer girl writers and activists. She is one of the most ...

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Overview

Listen, I have been educated.I have learned about WesternCivilization. Do you knowWhat the message of WesternCivilization is? I am alone.This breakthrough volume, published in1991 by the author of Cool For You and Chelsea Girls captures the high points of Myles' work in NewYork City during the 1980s. Poet, novelist, lesbian culture hero and one-time presidential candidate, Myles has influenced a whole generation of young queer girl writers and activists. She is one of the most brilliant, incisive, immediate writers living today.

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What People Are Saying

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"Not Me is the biography of an American outlaw... a poet who believes in action as well as acts of imagination." The Kenyon Review

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"Myles basically talks shit in skinny columns and calls them poems. Thing is, she has one of the savviest voices and most restless intellects in contemporary lit—honest, jokey,paranoid, sentimental, mean, lyrical, tough, you name it." Dennis Cooper, Artforum

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"Myles is a female adventurer... a peripatetic poet on a mission to amplify herself and to live large as the heroic anti-hero of her poems." Village Voice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780936756677
  • Publisher: Semiotexte/Smart Art
  • Publication date: 6/1/1991
  • Series: Semiotext(e) / Native Agents
  • Pages: 202
  • Sales rank: 679,575
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Eileen Myles, named by BUST magazine "the rock star of modern poetry," is the author of more than twenty books of poetry and prose, including Chelsea Girls, Cool for You, Sorry,Tree, and Not Me (Semiotext(e), 1991), and is the coeditor ofThe New Fuck You (Semiotext(e), 1995). Myles was head of the writing program atUniversity of California, San Diego, from 2002 to 2007, and she has written extensively on art and writing and the cultural scene. Most recently, she received a fellowship from the AndyWarhol/Creative Capital Foundation.

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Table of Contents

Not Me
An American Poem 13
Edward the Confessor 18
Everything's House 21
Holes 32
A Poet of Compassion 34
The Face 38
The New Cassette 40
April Noon 42
The Sadness of Leaving 43
At Last 46
Silent Partner 50
Hot Night 51
Twentieth Century Dinosaur 58
A Blue Jay 63
Peanut Butter 69
Basic August 73
Promotional Material 96
Vista 104
A Poem 107
The Real Drive
Public Television 113
My Childhood 117
The Real Drive 123
Mal Maison 127
Nice Wishes 141
Dad's Bag 145
November 148
Cathleen 150
Him and Others 151
And Then the Weather Arrives 152
Spinnin Wheel 154
December 9th 155
Early Morning Letter 156
New England Wind 157
Our Love 158
Ponder 160
Mad Pepper 164
Looking Back 168
Keats & I 171
The Sad Part Is 186
The Sunset Chorus 187
Triangles of Power 190
The Bicycle 192
Autumn in New York 193
A Poem in Two Homes 195
How I Wrote Certain of My Poems 201
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