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Who is Entitled to Be a Poet? A Conversation with Eileen Myles (Part 2)

September 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Last spring, poet, novelist, librettist and one-time presidential candidate, Eileen Myles chatted with Weird Deer correspondent Travis Nichols about ideal readership, government sponsored revolution, and the big old tomb that is prose. Further installments will appear this week. TN: There‚Äôs a lot of talk about some of the damage that MFA programs can do to […]

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Tags: Class warfare · Conversation · Eileen Myles · Frank O'Hara · James Schuyler · John Ashbery · New York School · San Diego · Travis-Nichols

Dear John

July 25th, 2007 · No Comments

This Saturday is your eightieth birthday, which, as I’m sure you know, means that you are a Leo! The sign Leo is symbolized by the Lion, and your sign’s element is Fire. Leo is ruled by the Sun (Ode to Joy). You are highly dramatic and like to be center stage (How the Pope is […]

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Tags: Barbara Guest · correspondence · Gertrude Stein · James Tate · John Ashbery · John Yau · Leo · Lisa Jarnot · Pavement · Rod Smith · Ted Berrigan