Uncanny Eileen Myles

  title={Uncanny Eileen Myles},
  author={Jerry Harp},
  journal={Pleiades: Literature in Context},
  pages={16 - 19}
  • J. Harp
  • Published 11 January 2017
  • Art
  • Pleiades: Literature in Context
This is all characteristic of Myles’s work: the frankness about sexuality and desire, along with the pussy-to-trees-to-waterfall-to-God leaps, suggesting that all are intertwined and that one becomes aware of their connections with simple modulations of awareness. It’s also an invocation of the deep relationship between sexuality and the sacred, one of the many themes that she shares with the Beats, along with several centuries’ worth of mystical writers. She is quite serious in her talk of the…