Eileen Myles is a poet, novelist, arts journalist, essayist, librettist, and performer whose books include I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems; Chelsea Girls; Inferno: A Poet’s Novel; and Not Me. In 1992, Myles campaigned as America’s first “openly female” write-in presidential candidate. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction, a Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, four Lambda Literary Awards, the Shelley Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing, Myles lives in Marfa, Texas, and New York.
Seventeen years after its first publication, [Cool for You] feels just as radical, startling, and daringly alive as when it first came out. — Chris Kraus, author of I Love Dick, from the new introduction to Cool for You