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Myles, Eileen


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Documenting Lesbian Lives Oral History Project oral histories

Identifier: SSC-MS-00661
Abstract Documenting Lesbian Lives is a collection of life histories with people who consider themselves to be (presently or at one time) lesbian, queer or bisexual. The project provides a complex and nuanced collective story of American lesbian history and experience. Narrators include grassroots activists and political organizers; educators and academics; musicians, writers, and artists; as well as community and religious leaders. They come from a variety of class, ethnic, racial, social, and...
Dates of Materials: 2010-2020

Eileen Myles interviewed by Brittni Hayes, 2012 March 30

Scope and Contents In this oral history, Eileen Myles describes the complexities of existing as a queer, working class individual. She details her childhood spent in the suburbs of Boston attending Catholic schools and reflects on the presence of Nuns in her early life. The interview, however, focuses more specifically on the later years of her life, following her move to New York City in 1974 with aspirations of becoming a poet. Myles details her experiences in the poetry scene of the lower east side,...
Dates of Materials: 2012 March 30