Eileen Myles - Aloha / irish trees

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"Aloha/irish trees is a collection of new and old poems by Eileen Myles, many of which have never been featured in their previous print collections and all of which have never been featured on a record. Further, unlike the vast majority of poetry records, Aloha/irish trees was recorded live. Live meaning that it encapsulates an experience that every poet is familiar with—an occasional linguistic flub can be heard now and then, as can the sound of the poet clearing her throat, taking a sip of water. “Fuck, this is so hard” is uttered on the first track of Side A. The final sentence heard on the last track of Side B is “I’m gonna catch up, I have to pee.” Listening to Aloha/irish trees is listening to Eileen Myles read their work live, an aural experience easy to hear, hard to escape."

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All poems written by Eileen Myles. Recorded by Ambrose Bye and Max Davies at Harry’s House in Boulder, Colorado at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics/Naropa University in the Summer of 2015 and engineered and mastered by Gus Elg at Sky Onion in Portland, Oregon in the Fall of 2015.

Inside Sleeve - Words from 'sorry' by Eileen Myles

Available as a 320k MP3 only 

Tracklisting:

1. Sorry - 1:51
2. Basic August - 12:37
3. Therapy - 0:57
4. Tulip - 0:22
5. April (A Fragment) - 1:07
6. El Diablito - 1:18
7. The City - 1:47
8. Western Poem - 1:26
9. You (I'm Bravely...) - 0:23
10. Memorial Day - 0:25
11. May 26th - 0:33
12. May 29th - 0:15
13. St. Joseph, Father Of Whales - 2:15
14. You ("After All These...") - 0:31
15. You (I'm Bravely...") - 0:26
16. Harp - 0:23
17. Photograph Of Everything -0:54
18. Our Happiness - 0:38
19 .August 23rd - 0:54
20. Silvia - 0:46
21. Sharing Fall - 1:44
22. Evolution - 3:33
23. My Poems - 0:58
24. Afterthought - 0:19
25. May 8th - 1:09
26. So - 2:35
27. I Always Put My Pussy - 0:56
28. G’s Body - 0:42
29. Girlfriend - 1:42
30. Effigy - 0:49
31. Me II - 1:06
31. Greek - 2:27
32. So Realism - 0:47
33. Onwards, Upwards & Always - 1:13
34. 40th Street - 0:37
35. Irish Trees - 1:04

Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was educated at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. They moved to New York City in 1974 to be a poet, and subsequently a novelist and art journalist. They gravitated to the St. Mark's Poetry Project, where they studied with Ted BerriganAlice NotleyPaul Violi, and Bill Zavatsky. From 1984 to 1986 Eileen was the artistic director of St. Mark's Poetry Project.

They have published twenty volumes of poetry and fiction including Not Me (1991), Chelsea Girls (1994), Cool for You (2000), and Skies (2001). Recent books include Sorry, Tree (2007), The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art (2009), and Inferno: A Poet's Novel (2010), I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems 1975-2014 (2015), Afterglow: A Dog Memoir (2017), and evolution (2018).

Myles is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers grant, four Lambda Book Awards, the Shelley Prize from the Poetry Society of America, and a poetry award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. In 2011, Myles was a featured writer on Harriet. In 2016, Myles received a Creative Capital grant and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. In 2019 they'll be teaching at New York University and Naropa University. They live in New York City and Marfa, Texas.