I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems

A number of exciting verse, together with either new poems and loved favorites, from the distinguished poet, glossy cult icon, and writer of Chelsea Girls.

Eileen Myles’ paintings is understood for its mix of truth and fiction, the elegant and the ephemeral. Her paintings opens readers to impressive new concerns of favourite areas, just like the East Village in her iconic Chelsea Girls, and invitations them into lush—and occasionally horrid—dream worlds, imbuing the landscapes of her writing with the vividness and effort of fantasy.

I has to be dwelling Twice brings jointly choices from the poet’s past paintings with a suite of daring new poems that mirror her sardonic, unapologetic, and fiercely highbrow literary voice. Steeped within the tradition of recent York urban, Myles’ milieu, I has to be dwelling Twice is a prism refracting a thorough global and a compelling life.

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And i'm an enemy of swap, as you recognize. All the issues I include as new are in truth outdated issues, re-released: swimming, the feeling of being soiled in physique and brain summer time as a time to do not anything and make no funds. Prayer as a final re- type. excitement as a way, after which a potential back with out ends in sight. i'm completely in competition to every kind of objectives. i've got no wish to recognize the place this, something is getting me. while the water boils i am getting a cup of tea. by chance I learn the entire works of Proust. It used to be summer time i used to be there so was once he. I write simply because i need for use for years after my dying. now not in simple terms my physique may be compost however the recommendations I left in the course of my lifestyles. i used to be a girl with hazel eyes. Out the window is a crooked silo. components of your physique i believe of as stripes which i've got discovered to love alongside. We swim bare in ponds & I write be- hind your again. My innovations approximately you're now not precisely forbidden, yet exalted simply because they're dead, no longer meant to get you simply because i've got you & you're keen on me. It’s extra like a playground the place I play with my mirrored image of you till you come and into the actual you I get to sink my enamel. With you i understand how to sit back. & so I paintings in the back of your again. Which is gorgeous. Nature is uncontrolled you inform me & that’s what’s so reliable approximately it. I’m immoderately in love with you, knocked out via your entire new white hair why shouldn’t anything i've got continuously identified be the absolute best there is. i like you from my youth, beginning again there while in the future used to be like the leisure, random progress and breezes, consistent love, a sand- wich within the center of day, a tiny step within the drastically traditional course of the solar. I squint. I wink. I take the trip. the genuine force My nice sacrifice exists among the inarticulate palms of a tree gleaming up via a brooding blue as I whale it to the health club in a cab notwithstanding the air is rainy this night and that i wish to take you in my hands and visit Europe. O child we needs to. Kissing all of the droplets off your again within the bathe now and the radiator’s scorching opposed to the loss and the obvious depression and rot within the partitions of ways I stay. a person can see it now, even Joan. I can’t swap something yet it’s hot, terrifically hot opposed to the oncoming iciness of 1986 while i used to be born with you who're continuously relocating your teepee away, yet I frequently stick with. I don’t are looking to brow-beat you, O black and white, black and white. The law enforcement officials within the urban whooping down First like colossal canines. i need to remain real in the street i used to be born on, this can be an oath, don’t lie. i'm slipping, i'm mendacity. My nice sacrifice exists simply because every person sees it and that i want lot. i'm any such sizeable lesbian that i need to leap off a cliff. i'm such a good-looking poet i need to turn into an recommend of verse and prevent mendacity and get wealthy. Everytime I gown larger beautiful quickly I’m speechless or broke quickly i am hoping. O unencumber me from the hostage of Oh, operating for you child or what?

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