For Now

September 22, 2020|
For Now by Eileen Myles
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Blending humor and meditation, this wide-ranging essay by the award-winning poet and writer Eileen Myles is a candid record of the political, social, and aesthetic conditions that shaped them as a writer. It is also a thoughtful investigation into the way that writing is inescapably enmeshed with time. Myles recounts how potential eviction from their apartment; relationships with friends, lovers, and neighbors; and the textures and identities of various cities, including New York and Marfa, Texas, all present a sense of writing as presence within time. “Once I tasted time I never wanted anything else. . . . The only way I can prove it is that I started writing. Writing is my alibi,” they note. The author concludes that writing is a form of loving that makes living “more beautiful” because “I have time for it, I am in it.”
Eileen Myles is an acclaimed poet and writer who has published over twenty works of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and libretto. Their prizes and awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Warhol/Creative Capital grant, and an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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Title:For NowFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:96 pages, 7 X 4.75 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:96 pages, 7 X 4.75 X 0.98 inPublished:September 22, 2020Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300244649

ISBN - 13:9780300244649

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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