Two renowned and genre-defying authors, Eileen Myles and Maggie Nelson, will come together on May 11, 2018, 6:30 p.m., at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, to discuss the abstract, gestural paintings of Joan Mitchell and the relationship between poetry and painting, nature, sex, and the political problems of today.
Myles has published over twenty books of poetry, fiction, and prose, including art criticism, manifestos, and performances. They have received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing, and a Lambda Literary Award.
Nelson writes autobiography, art criticism, theory, scholarship, and poetry. Her most recent book, The Argonauts, won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and she is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship for writing.
This event has been co-organized with Katy Siegel, Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Endowed Chair in Modern American Art, Stony Brook University.