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This Radical Feminist Poem Is Now a Giant-Ass Art Installation

The explosive poem inspired by Eileen Myles's run for president arrives just in time for the election.
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Eileen Myles on Love at New York Magazine

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First openly female candidate for President, First Lady of the Lower East Side literary scene, “Poetic Muse” of Transparent Eileen Myles contributes to a Valentine’s Day-themed New York Magazine issue, an essay on love in a time of ...

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There is a radical feminist thrift store in Denmark run by the former art director of Cosmopolitan magazine. I learned this by accident. Taking a break from Women Deliver, a massive international women’s health conference taking pla...

An American Poem

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“I offer you a moody campaign!” Illustrator Nathan Gould revisits the 1992 presidential election, in which badass feminist (and really great writer) Eileen Myles ran as an “openly-female” write-in candidate.

Eileen Myles Is the Only Good Pundit in America 

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“And I am your President,” goes the last line of Eileen Myles’s clipped little river of a poem “The American Dream.” In the poem she describes coming out as “stepping off the flag,” and then she steps back on it, wryly assuming the ...

Shining a Light on Eileen Myles

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In 1992, Eileen Myles lost the Presidential election. A poet from downtown New York, by way of blue-collar Boston, Myles ran as an “openly female” write-in candidate. She was also openly gay and, while she obviously knew she had no ...

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