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The Tenth Muse with Eileen Myles


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Eileen Myles — “a kick-ass, counter-cultural icon,” wrote The New Yorker — takes on a longstanding Poetry Center tradition, curating and introducing readings by three of their favorite poets: Laura Henriksen, Tommy Pico and Christopher Soto.

Laura Henriksen’s poems have been featured in Poor Claudia's Crush series and Fewer and Further Press's Asterisk series. Her writing can be found in or is forthcoming from P-Queue, The Brooklyn Rail, Foundry, Jacket2 and High Noon. Her chapbook, Agata, was just released by Imp.

Tommy "Teebs" Pico is a poet from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation. He’s the author of IRL, the winner of the 2017 Brooklyn Public Library's Literary Prize and finalist for the 2018 Kate Tufts Discovery Award; Nature Poem, finalist for the 2018 Lambda Literary Award; and Junk. A winner of a 2018 Whiting Award, he is co-curator of the reading series Poets With Attitude (PWA) with Morgan Parker, and co-host of the podcast Food 4 Thot. His Myers-Briggs is IDGAF.

Christopher Soto is the author of Sad Girl Poems and the editor of Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color. He cofounded the Undocupoets Campaign and worked with Amazon Literary Partnerships to establish grants for undocumented writers. He has been awarded the “The Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism” by Split This Rock and the “Barnes & Nobles Writer for Writers Award” by Poets and Writers. He frequently writes book reviews for the Lambda Literary Foundation. His poems, reviews, interviews and articles can be found at The Nation, The Guardian and The Advocate.