Evolution

Evolution

The first all-new collection of poems since 2011's Snowflake/different streets--and following the critically acclaimed Afterglow (a dog memoir), as well as the volume of selected poems, I Must Be Living Twice--here, in Evolution, we find the eminent, exuberant writer at the forefront of American literature, upending genre in a new vernacular that enacts--like nobody else-- The first all-new collection of poems since 2011's Snowflake/different streets--and following the critically acclaimed Af...

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Title:Evolution
Author:Eileen Myles
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:Evolution
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:222 pages pages

Evolution Reviews

  • Sean
    Oct 04, 2018
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  • James
    Oct 30, 2018
    The experimental New York poet returns with her first new collection since her career-spanning I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems and she ruminates on many things - her parents, dogs, and of course the current political landscape. Her poems are challenging, frenziedly movin...
  • Catherine Corman
    Jan 26, 2019
    Paradise which I never know how to spell it's with me always ...
  • C. Varn
    Dec 25, 2018
    Eileen Myles writes stripped down and truncated lines here, while reminiscent of Robert Creeley in form, Myles is far more interested in the world of people. Politics, conceptions of self, elections, the history of Shakers, and elegy all weave these fragmentary, unpunctuated, and seemi...
  • Joseph
    Jun 11, 2018
    An intriguing collection of poems that will take more than one reading or a deal of pondering over each poem. The short lines do not complete a thought and the lack of punctuation leaves the reader to find structure in the lines and create meaning between the words. I am reminded of th...
  • Jesse
    Dec 19, 2018
    It?s a personal taste thing?I like Myles best when she?s in narrative or semi-narrative mode, while many of the poems in this volume lean towards impressionistic collections of overheard conversation, or inside jokes, or images too far away from me as a reader to access. Still, a...
  • Vincent Scarpa
    Jun 20, 2018
    Five stars for the introduction, the acceptance speech, and ?Sweet Heart? alone. ...
  • Jeffrey Parker
    Sep 09, 2018
    Evolution was my first exposure to the poetry of Eileen Myles. I first started hearing about Myles in the writings of Maggie Nelson and I'm glad I finally sat down, picked up this book, and got down to business. At a superficial level, my first impression of Myles' poetry was that it w...
  • Nathaniel Darkish
    Jun 27, 2018
    Much of the poetry felt like free stream-of-consciousness ramblings rather than anything crafted or worthwhile to me. Wasn't my style of poetry, not for me. ...
  • Michelle Kidwell
    Sep 19, 2018
    Evolution by Eileen Myles Grove Atlantic Grove Press Poetry Pub Date 11 Sep 2018 I am reviewing Evolution through Grove Press and Netgalley: In her first publication since 2011?s Snowflake/Different Street and following her critically acclaimed collection Aftergl...
  • Lakis Fourouklas
    Jun 24, 2018
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  • Allyce
    Jul 22, 2018
    This review first appeared on the blog Ally's Appraisals: https://wp.me/p37L0Q-X5. My Thoughts: In Evolution we see a lot of the poet, Eileen Myles, in her work. I really enjoyed everything Evolution had to offer, the poetry is both emotional and refreshing - Myles shows us all tha...
  • Claire
    Jan 09, 2019
    I found this work bearable. Hence not a single-star. If you like to look at poems, scattered words (and a few other things) I couldn't find a rhyme scheme or any other reasonable pattern to follow But if you want to read it (perhaps see what the rave is about this LGBT author for ...
  • Andrew
    Dec 17, 2018
    I'm not the best at explaining what I love about poetry, so rather, I'm going to quote a part of a poem I really adored. "you are my patriotism my resistance to treasure my acquisition to pleasure, woman smart bright boat that got me home." -while you live here ...
  • Teresa
    Aug 31, 2018
    I'm not a regular poetry reader, I often end up putting down poetry collections or speeding through almost to get it over with. With Evolution, I did none of that. Myles's poetry is obscure, hiding in itself, never completing a sentence but also has this rhythm that makes reading a del...
  • Matt Proctor
    Oct 06, 2018
    instant classic ...
  • Solita
    Oct 05, 2018
    I find it difficult to read these poems. Myles makes up her own rules, whether she writes prose or poetry. Sometimes she runs words without a "road map" (no punctuation, capitalization), or in her poems splits up a word (the beginning ends one line, the end begins the following line), ...
  • Rebecca Hughes
    Oct 30, 2018
    ... I suppose going blind is momentary seeing colours in everything and remembering them for the rest of your life. ...
  • Erica
    Oct 16, 2018
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  • Michael
    Jul 21, 2018
    My review, as well as my other thoughts on reading, also can be found on my blog. Sauntering about internal and urban landscapes, past and present, Eileen Myles comments upon politics, pop culture, desire, selfhood, and more in the poems of their latest collection, Evolution. Scatte...
  • Daniel Casey
    Oct 12, 2018
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  • Pippa
    Jan 15, 2019
    I feel sort of bad for giving this not any higher than one single star. However, I am a big poetry fan so I have read all sorts of poetry styles about different subjects. I have noticed throughout the years (this makes me sound like an old woman) that even though I may not always like ...
  • Dorie
    Mar 25, 2019
    Evolution by Eileen Myles 2018 Grove Press 5 / 5 I am absolutely blown away by this collection of poems, essays and speeches. Poems about belonging, desire, self-consciousness, politics, The Shakers (Ive been fascinated by the shakers for years, read all i can find) and the ...
  • Sofia Ariana
    Jan 29, 2019
    3.5 stars. at times, I was a bit confused with the wording and the main topic of each poem. As I progressed through the book, I slowly began to gain a better understanding of this author's writing style and rhetoric, and slowly grew to love and appreciate the concept of her poems. ...
  • Kirsty
    Aug 13, 2018
    Not for me. I've tried to read this twice, and just can't get into it. It's a shame, as the blurb sounded quite promising, and I do love contemporary poetry. ...
  • Becca Erwin
    Jun 16, 2018
    This poetry graces us in Myles' characteristic vernacular style. Featuring lesbians, New York City, and a world that is falling apart, it could not be a more timely look inside the mind of the poet genius. The poems range in length, some only a sentence long, giving Rupi Kaur a run for...
  • Sarah High
    Feb 21, 2019
    Truly the New York poet of our time, Myles' latest work is incomparably their best yet. A political commentary, a confession, a dedication to the ass (as we've seen before with Myles), Evolution is a collection on intimacy and how to deal with yourself throughout the Trump era. ...
  • Maddie
    Mar 03, 2019
    My favorites in this collection were "A Little Bit" and "creep." Beautiful and culturally prevalent. ...
  • ☾ celestialatte
    Mar 21, 2019
    juvenile. flat. modernized. modern poetry is apparently now just some stream of consciousness strung up in a poetic looking arrangement on a piece of paper. there was the earth looming for the first time in the window of the scientists and a green ashtray there by his elbow ...
  • Liz Mc2
    Apr 14, 2019
    I often felt at a loss with this collection. Short lines, and sentences often fragmented and lightly punctuated, the poet wandering from one thought/structure to another in the middle so that they don?t make ?sense.? Slowly, though, themes and patterns emerged, even though I was ...