Competition: US & Canada
University of California, San Diego
A native of Massachusetts, Eileen Myles was born in Cambridge, attended Catholic schools in Arlington, and graduated from U Mass (Boston) in 1971. Since moving to New York in 1974 with the intention of becoming a poet, she has authored more than a dozen volumes of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including Sorry, Tree, Chelsea Girls, Not Me, Skies, The New Fuck You/adventures in lesbian reading, Cool for You, and The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art, Inferno (A Poet’s Novel), and most recently Snowflake / different streets. A Professor Emeritus at UC San Diego, she lives in New York.