Eileen Myles was born in Boston (1949) and moved to New York in 1974 to be a poet. Snowflake/different streets (poems, 2012) is the latest of her eighteen books. Inferno (a poet’s novel) came out in 2010. For The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art she received a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation grant. In 2010 the Poetry Society of America awarded her the Shelley Prize. She is professor emeritus of writing at the University of California, San Diego, and is a 2012 Guggenheim fellow. She lives in New York.