Sunday, October 24, 2010

Oct 26: Eileen Myles & Amira Hanafi

Pilot Light:
The Green Lantern Press / Dear Navigator Conversation Series

October 26, 2010
Eileen Myles & Amira Hanafi

at The Green Lantern Gallery
2542 Chicago Avenue

EILEEN MYLES was born in Arlington, MA and moved to New York in ‘74. Her Inferno (a poet’s novel) is just out from Her essays, The Importance of Being Iceland were written thanks to the Warhol/Creative Capital grant. Sorry, Tree is her most recent poems. Last spring she received the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Prize. She is Prof. Emeritus of Writing at UC San Diego, she was the Hugo writer in Missoula last year and she’ll be Hurst professor at Washington U., St. Louis in Nov. 2010. Read her blog at Also read her dog’s blog: She lives in New York.

AMIRA HANAFI is a writer and artist using variable methods of research and collection to produce documentary objects. Currently, she is working with an assemblage of material collected on a four-month drift in Cairo, Egypt. She is the author of Minced English, Trinities, and Forgery (forthcoming from Green Lantern Press, 2011). Her work has recently been published in American Letters & Commentary, Requited, and Matrix. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For more info see

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The writer creates many relationships: with oneself; with one’s intimate, immediate, and local communities; and with the writing community at-large (earth/space). Pilot Light brings together writers at varying stages of their career for conversations that cross and explore these different relationships. Emerging and established writers each read from their own work and then engage in a discussion that creates an intimate space across genre and career status.

Co-presented by Dear Navigator, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s literary magazine, and The Green Lantern Press. The series is curated by Elizabeth Metzger Sampson.