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Aloha / irish trees by Eileen Myles

 



Aloha / irish trees by Eileen Myles




ALOHA / IRISH TREES
poetry
Eileen Myles

 


Fonograf Editions
Release Date: May 17, 2016
Price: $21.95
Free shipping
poetry
Vinyl LP
51 minutes
Print run: 500




Aloha / irish trees
poetry
Eileen Myles

 

 


 

Fonograf Editions
Release Date: May 17, 2016
Price: $21.95
Free shipping
poetry
Vinyl LP
51 minutes
Print run: 500



About the Record

Aloha/irish trees is a collection of new and old poems by Eileen Myles, many of which have never been featured in her previous print collections and all of which have never been featured on a vinyl record. Further, unlike the vast majority of vinyl-poetry records, Aloha/irish trees was recorded live. Live meaning that it encapsulates an experience that every poet is familiar with—an occasional linguistic flub can be heard now and then, as can the sound of the poet clearing her throat, taking a sip of water. “Fuck, this is so hard” is uttered on the first track of Side A. The final sentence heard on the last track of Side B is “I’m gonna catch up, I have to pee.” Listening to Aloha/irish trees is listening to Eileen Myles read her work live, an aural experience easy to hear, hard to escape.


ABOUT THE RECORDING

Aloha/irish trees was recorded by Ambrose Bye and Max Davies at Harry’s House in Boulder, Colorado, at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics/Naropa University in the Summer of 2015 and engineered and mastered by Gus Elg at Sky Onion in Portland, Oregon, in the Fall of 2015. Purchase of Aloha/irish trees includes a 11×11 insert of Myles’ “Sorry,” as well as a download card for the entire album. The record itself is not black but clear.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Eileen Myles is a poet, novelist, performer and art journalist. Their twenty books include Afterglow (a dog memoir), a 2017 re-issue of Cool for You and I Must Be Living Twice/new and selected poems, and Chelsea Girls. Eileen is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers grant, four Lambda Book Awards, and the Shelley Prize from the PSA. In 2016, Myles received a Creative Capital grant and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. Currently they teach at NYU and Naropa University and live in Marfa TX and New York.



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