Poet Eileen Myles to Speak at Left Bank Books on Thursday

Poet Eileen Myles (Photo by Peggy O'Brien)

Lovers of belles lettres can enjoy a feast of literary discussion at Left Bank Books this Thursday, September 28. In the back of the shop, nationally renowned lesbian poet Eileen Myles will be discussing her most recent work, Afterglow (A Dog Memoir). Ostensibly it’s a love letter to her late pit bull Rosie, whom she welcomed off the street and loved for sixteen years. But according to British reviewer Helen Macdonald, Myles’ new work is “really about life and everything there is.”

Meanwhile, down in the basement of the shop, the Gay Men’s Reading Group will meet to discuss the novel Guapa by Kuwaiti-born author Saleem Haddad. The book follows a single fateful day in the life of Rasa, a gay man in the post-Arab-Spring Middle East whose life is teetering into chaos. You’ll get a twenty percent discount if you buy either of these two books at Left Bank.

Eileen Myles reading, free, 7 p.m.; Gay Men’s Reading Group, free, 7:30 p.m., Thurs. Sept. 28, Left Bank Books, 399 N Euclid Ave, 314-367-6731, www.left-bank.com

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