Directly following the Communal Presence conference, Friday–Sunday Oct 13–15 at UC Berkeley and aligned venues on both sides of the Bay, we were very pleased host a duo reading by versatile and renowned writers Dennis Cooper and Eileen Myles, at McRoskey Mattress Co.’s 3rd floor loft space in San Francisco.
Co-sponsored by The Poetry Center and The Green Arcade, in conjunction with Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today.
Eileen Myles is a poet, novelist, performer and art journalist. Their twenty books include Afterglow (a dog memoir), a 2017 re-issue of the novel Cool for You, I Must Be Living Twice/new and selected poems, and Chelsea Girls. Eileen is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Andy Warhol / Creative Capital Arts Writers grant, four Lambda Book Awards, and the Shelley Prize from the PSA. In 2016, Myles received a Creative Capital grant and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. Currently they teach at NYU and Naropa University and live in Marfa TX and New York.
Dennis Cooper is the author of nine novels including the five-volume George Miles Cycle (1989–2000, Grove Press), and The Marbled Swarm (2012, Harper Perennial). His most recent books are three volumes of fiction composed of animated GIFs, including the GIF novels Zac's Freight Elevator (2016) and Zac's Haunted House (2015), and the short GIF works collection Zac's Control Panel (2015), all from Kiddiepunk Press. With the visual artist Zac Farley, he has made two feature films, Like Cattle Towards Glow (2015) and Permanent Green Light (forthcoming in 2018). Since 2004, he has written the texts for the works of the French theater director Gisele Vienne. He lives in Paris and Los Angeles.