'Eileen Myles' essential poetry is the hip kid leaning against their locker secretly burning with intensity, the smartest boy in the class who doesn't care he has a scar down his face, the thing you just wish you'd said' - Lena Dunham

We totally agree with Lena. Eileen Myles is the cult New York poet you may have heard of, and will never forget if you haven't yet. Her poetry is thrilling, alive with wit and perception, funny and fast-moving. You might recognise her from a couple of recent appearances in hit US TV series 'Transparent'. 

Watch Eileen read 'An American Poem', one of the poems featured in the new collection I Must Be Living Twice, out in August.

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