Spoken Word Stage Series
EILEEN MYLES (they/them) came to New York from Boston in 1974 to be a poet, subsequently novelist, public talker and art journalist. A Sagittarius, their 22 books include , , , / & , and . In 2019 they wrote and directed an 18-minute super 8 film, , a puppet road film. See it on youtube. Eileen is the recipient of a Guggenheim, a Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers grant, 4 Lambda Book Awards, the Shelley Prize, and a poetry award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. In 2016, they received a Creative Capital grant and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. In 2019 Myles received a poetry award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. In 2020 they got the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Publishing Triangle. They live in New York and Marfa, TX. Eileen photo by Shae Detar.
RON WHITEHEAD is a poet, writer, editor, publisher, organizer, scholar, professor. He grew up on a farm in Kentucky. He attended The University of Louisville and Oxford University. As poet and writer he is the recipient of numerous state, national, and international awards/prizes including the All-Kentucky Poetry Prize, the Yeats Club of Oxford’s Prize for Poetry, State of Kentucky Beat Poet Laureate 2019-2021, and many others. He has been a major force behind GonzoFest in Louisville, celebrating the legacy of Hunter S. Thompson. In 2006 Dr. John Rocco (NYC) nominated Ron for The Nobel Prize in Literature. He was recently inducted into his high school’s (Ohio County High) Hall of Fame, representing his 1968 graduating class. THE STORM GENERATION are regular conspirators. Ron photo by Yunier Ramirez.