EVENT: Reading with Authors Eileen Myles and Dennis Cooper

Kaytea Petro @ 2017-09-25 15:52:16 -0700

Hosted by McRoskey Mattress Co., co-sponsored by The Poetry Center and The
Green Arcade, in conjunction with Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today

Sunday, October 15, 7pm
McRoskey Mattress Co.
1687 Market Street, San Francisco

$10 admission
| $5 low income | free to SFSU students & Poetry Center members

Directly following the Communal Presence conference, Friday–Sunday Oct 13–15 at
UC Berkeley and aligned venues on both sides of the Bay, we are very pleased to be
hosting 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.

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

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.