I Must Be Living Twice by Eileen Myles

I Must Be Living Twice by Eileen Myles


A collection of thrilling verse, including both new poems and beloved favourites, from the celebrated poet, modern cult icon, and author of nineteen books including Chelsea Girls.

Eileen Myles' work is known for its blend of reality and fiction, the sublime and the ephemeral. At once intimate and open-hearted, her poems are a raw, complex and compelling diary of postmodern life and invite readers into astonishing new considerations of familiar settings, from the beginnings and ends of love and the imperatives of sexual desire, to the daily wonder of a poet's life in New York City and beyond - into lush-and sometimes horrible-dream worlds, imbuing the landscapes of her writing with the vividness and energy of fantasy.

I Must Be Living Twice reflects Myles' sardonic, unapologetic, and freewheeling literary voice. Steeped in the culture of New York City, I Must Be Living Twice is a prism refracting a radical world and a compelling life.




'When Myles is described as an "avant-garde" poet, it makes her art sound difficult and intimidating. It isn't.' - Guardian


It has taken time for the literary world to catch up with Myles's politics and poetics... [has] a modern, light-footed technique, which delights in skilfully switching perspectives between one line and the next.' - Sunday Times


'[A] new generation of public feminists, including Beth Ditto, Lena Dunham and Tavi Gevinson, cite her as an inspiration, finding in her writing a ribald and ponderous succession to the New York School.' - New York Times

- New York Times

  • Details

    Imprint: Serpent's Tail

    Publication Date: 6 September 2018

    ISBN: 9781781257371

    Pages: 368

    Format: Paperback

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