Welcome to Aquarium Drunkard’s recurring Transmissions podcast. Today, we continue our mini-series in collaboration with the folks at Mexican Summer. Last month, AD’s Jason P. Woodbury headed out to Marfa Texas to attend Mexican Summer’s Marfa Myths Festival, a four-day, multi-disciplinary celebration of art and music in West Texas, which resulted in his essay, “There’s No Such Thing As Nowhere.”
For this episode, Woodbury down with poet and novelist Eileen Myles. The writer came up in the ’70s, at the St. Mark’s Poetry Project in New York. In 2015, Myles’ 1994 novel Chelsea Girls was reissued; 2016 saw the release of a collection of poems written between 1975 and 2014 called I Must Be Living Twice. In this episode, Myles discusses her process and her next book, Afterglow, and along the way we’ll hear some selections of Myles’ poetry, pulled from the live album Aloha/Irish Trees, paired with recordings by Marfa Myths performers Pharoah Sanders and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. Photo by Peggy O’brien.