Dennis Cooper and Eileen Myles
Dennis Cooper is the author of nine novels including the five-volume George Miles Cycle (1989 – 2000, Grove Press) and The Marbled Swarm (2012, Harper Perennial). His most recent books are three volumes of fiction composed of animated GIFs, including the novels Zac’s Freight Elevator (2016) and Zac’s Haunted House (2015), and the short-works collection Zac’s Control Panel (2015), all from Kiddiepunk Press. With visual artist Zac Farley, Cooper has made two feature films, Like Cattle Towards Glow (2015) and Permanent Green Light (2018). Since 2004, he has written the texts for the works of the French theatre director Gisele Vienne.
Eileen Myles is a poet, novelist, performer and art journalist. Myles’ 20 books include Afterglow (a dog memoir), a 2017 reissue of the novel Cool for You, I Must Be Living Twice/new and selected poems and Chelsea Girls. Myles 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 Poetry Society of America. In 2016, Myles received a Creative Capital grant and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. Myles teaches at New York University and Naropa University.
Photo of Eileen Myles by Peggy O’Brien. Photo of Dennis Cooper by Jean-Luc Bertini.