Eileen Myles was born in Cambridge, Mass. in 1949, was educated in catholic schools, graduated from U. Mass. (Boston) in 1971, and moved to New York City in 1974 to be a poet. Her books include Chelsea Girls, Not Me, Skies, The New Fuck You/adventures in lesbian reading, Cool for You, The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art, Sorry Tree, Inferno, and Snowflakes/Different Streets. She contributes to a wide number of publications including ArtForum, Bookforum, Parkett, and The Believer. She lives in New York.