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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press
NEW!

Evolution

by Eileen Myles

This new collection of poems by Eileen Myles, Evolution, finds our game-changing writer keying lines in an idiomatic, euphoric style that the New York Times has called “one of the essential voices in American poetry”

  • Imprint Grove Hardcover
  • Page Count 240
  • Publication Date September 11, 2018
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-2850-8
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $25.00
  • Imprint Grove Hardcover
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-4636-6
  • US List Price $0.00

The first all-new collection of poems since 2011’s Snowflake/different streets—and following the critically acclaimed Afterglow (a dog memoir), as well as the volume of selected poems, I Must Be Living Twice—here, in Evolution, we find the eminent, exuberant writer at the forefront of American literature, upending genre in a new vernacular that enacts—like nobody else—the way we speak (inside and out) today. Evolution, with its channeling of Quakers, Fresca, and cell phones, radiates vital insight, purpose, and risk, like in these opening lines of the title poem:

Something
unearthly
about
today
so I buy
a Diet Coke &
a newspaper
a version of “me”
something
about me on the
earth & its sneakers
& feeling like
the earth’s furniture
but that can’t be
true or like
the coke & the Times
it’s true for a little
while.

Praise for Afterglow (a dog memoir)

“A mutt elegy in a million . . . Myles gets at something no other dog book I’ve read has gotten at quite this distinctly: The sense of wordless connection and spiritual expansion you feel when you love and are loved by a creature who’s not human.”—Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air, NPR

“Playful, heartfelt, wise, compassionate, fantastical and audaciously confessional.”—New York Times Book Review

“A wry, gorgeous, psychedelic effort to plumb the subject of dog-human partnership . . . Afterglow is like the Just Kids of dog books.”—New Yorker

“Cosmic, and charming . . . far-flung, and wonderfully loving.”—Boston Globe

“An ever-deepening investigation into the nature of human-being-ness, self-knowledge, and knowing things outside of yourself.”—Bookforum

“Part elegy, part meditation . . . poignant, sweeping.”—O Magazine

“Fantastical . . . wrenching.”—Rolling Stone

“[An] exquisite slapstick tragedy . . . a radical memoir.” —Village Voice

“Tender, lyrical.” —Buzzfeed

“Gritty, naturalistic . . . like a good grunge song.” —Los Angeles Review of Books

“Extraordinary . . . brings language to the nonverbal intimacy of a human life lived with a dog.” —Literary Hub

“Wild and unruly . . . lively, conversational, and highly intelligent.” —Vice

“A perfect example of what happens when you mix raw language with emotion, pets with loss, and sexuality with socioculturalism.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A rare new breed of dog memoir; think Patti Smith’s Just Kids, not Josh Grogan’s Marley and Me, absinthe not saccharine.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“Poetic, heartrending, soothing, and funny.”—Booklist (starred review)

“Myles depicts the raw pathos of loss with keen insight.”—Publishers Weekly

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