Prolific and widely renowned, Eileen Myles is a trailblazer whose decades of literary and artistic work, according to the New York Review of Books, “set a bar for openness, frankness, and variability few lives could ever match.” Afterglow (a dog memoir) paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of a beloved confidant: the pit bull called Rosie. Chosen from a litter in the street in 1990, Rosie and Myles went on to spend sixteen formative years together. Moving from an imaginary talk show where Rosie is interviewed by Myles’s childhood puppet to a critical reenactment of the night Rosie mated with another pit bull, from lyrical transcriptions of their walks to Rosie’s enlightened narration from the afterlife, Afterglow illuminates all that it can mean when we dedicate our existence to a dog.
Please join us in reading Myles’s latest book in anticipation of her upcoming visit to campus Wednesday, October 24.
Free copies to first 15 attendees
Open to Students, Staff and Faculty
Sponsored by the Gender Studies Genevieve D. Willis Endowment for Excellence