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Endless Reads Review at PANK: Inferno (A Poet’s Novel) by Eileen Myles

My new writing garret: Queen Mary's Bathhouse, where Mary, Queen of Scots was said to bathe in sweet white wine to keep her young (more likely a summer house for the Scottish royals)

My next review is up on PANK. This is all very new and exciting still:

 

Imagine you come into a room all wooden and light, say it’s a bar, or an old converted church. You’ve come in out of the NYC street (LES or East or West Village) into this space; there’s Eileen Myles, sitting at the head of the great oak table. She’s reading from her book to a crowd you cannot see, but know are there. Only, she isn’t just reading; she’s pulling a thread, a thick gleaming wet copper strand of the parallel New York you have never seen and never will. She’s pulling this from out of her solar plexus, her navel, her heart, her -

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