P·P·O·W will be presenting this event via Zoom. Register here.
P·P·O·W is pleased to host an online conversation between Linda Norton, Eileen Myles, and John Keene on Thursday, December 10 at 6pm EST. In conjunction with recent and enduring publications such as Wite Out: Love and Work, For Now, and Counternarratives, these renowned authors will discuss the intersectionality of their work and reflect upon the act of writing in our country’s current climate.
In partnership with McNally Jackson, publications by Norton, Myles and Keene are available to purchase through this link.
Linda Norton is the author of Wite Out: Love and Work (2020), a memoir with poems, and its prequel, The Public Gardens: Poems and History (2011; introduction by Fanny Howe), a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She lives in Oakland, where she raised her daughter and met her foster son, who are the heart and soul of Wite Out, a book John Keene calls a “masterpiece” and Norman Fischer calls “a gorgeous, courageous book.” She was a 2020 columnist-in-residence at SFMoMA’s Open Space; you can read her five essays and see her collages and photographs here and find her blog here
Eileen Myles (they/them) came to New York from Boston in 1974 to be a poet, subsequently novelist, public talker and art journalist. A Sagittarius, their 22 books include For Now, evolution, Afterglow, I Must Be Living Twice/new & selected poems, and Chelsea Girls. In 2019 they wrote and directed an 18-minute super 8 film, The Trip, a puppet road film. Eileen is the recipient of a Guggenheim, a Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers grant, 4 Lambda Book Awards, the Shelley Prize, and a poetry award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. In 2016, they received a Creative Capital grant and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. In 2019 Myles received a poetry award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. In 2020, they got the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Publishing Triangle. They live in New York and Marfa, TX.
John Keene is the author and co-author of a handful of books, including the award-winning collection Counternarratives and the forthcoming collection Punks, and has received many honors, including a 2018 Windham-Campbell Prize and a 2018 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. His translation projects includes poetry, fiction and essays from Portuguese, French and Spanish, among them the Brazilian writer Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. He chairs the Department of African American and African Studies, is Distinguished Professor of English and African American Studies, and also teaches in the Rutgers-Newark MFA in Creative Writing Program, at Rutgers University-Newark.