By Eileen Myles

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The new poetry collection from the award-winning author of Chelsea Girls reads like "an arrival, a voice always becoming, unpinnable and queer" (Natalie Diaz, New York Times Book Review).

The first all-new collection of poems from Eileen Myles since 2011's Snowflake/different streets, Evolution follows the author's critically acclaimed Afterglow (a dog memoir), as well as a volume of selected poems, I Must Be Living Twice. In these new poems, we find the eminent, exuberant writer at the forefront of American literature, upending genre in a new vernacular that radiates insight, purpose, and risk while channeling of Quakers, Fresca, and cell phones.

This long-awaited new collection "lopes forward in the strutting style of the witnessing and sincere, but gorgeously nonaustere, poet in New York...The gift of Evolution is its bold depiction of the textually-rendered 'I'-Eileen" (Kenyon Review).

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

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