Eileen Myles is a poet, novelist, and art journalist. They were born in Boston (1949) and moved to New York in 1974 to be a poet. They are the author of 21 books including evolution (poems, 2018) and Afterglow (a dog memoir) and Chelsea Girls. Their new and selected poems I Must Be Living Twice was published in 2015. They're a Guggenheim fellow and in 2014 they received a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Art, Warhol/Creative Capital, the Clark award for excellence in art writing and this year they received a poetry award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. At MacDowell this summer, Eileen will be working on a mammoth novel about love and writing poems fairly constantly. (portrait by Alice O’Malley).