Erin Markey is a “hilariously sociopathic” (NYT) Brooklyn based performer, musician and writer/creator of live performance works. Markey frequently plays Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater. Their shows have toured nationally and internationally to ART (Cambridge, MA), The Yard Theater (London, UK), FringeArts (Philadelphia, PA), Luminato Festival (Toronto, ON), PICA’s TBA Festival (Portland, OR), Fierce Festival (Birmingham, UK), Fusebox Festival (Austin, TX), San Francisco Film Society and more. Markey’s most recent music/theater works include Boner Killer (2017), A Ride On The Irish Cream (2016) and Singlet (2018). Catch Erin this season on HBO’s High Maintenance and TruTV’s At Home with Amy Sedaris.
Eileen Myles came to New York from Boston in 1974 to be a poet, subsequently a novelist, public talker, and art journalist. A Sagittarius, their twenty books include evolution (poems), Afterglow (a dog memoir), a 2017 re-issue of Cool for You, I Must Be Living Twice/new and selected poems, and Chelsea Girls. Eileen is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers grant, four Lambda Book Awards, the Shelley Prize from the PSA, and a poetry award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. In 2016, Myles received a Creative Capital grant and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. In 2019 they’ll be teaching at NYU and Naropa University and they live in New York and Marfa, TX.
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Members: $5 or free
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Accessibility: St. Mark’s Church is wheelchair accessible. Please call The Poetry Project at 212-674-0910 in advance of events to arrange accessibility. Please note on Fridays between 8-9:30pm the wheelchair accessible all gender bathrooms on the ground floor are unavailable because another arts project has performances in the sanctuary. There are All-Gender bathrooms on the second floor of the church. To access Parish Hall, attendees must pass through the main sanctuary and a corridor. There are 2 sets of double doors and two single doors to go through. The smallest of these doors at the end of the corridor is 28.5 inches wide. The Poetry Project will arrange for an ASL interpreter for any event with one week’s advance notice.
(I think) I’ve chatted offline with most of you about this dream birthday wish— now adding some structure and detail to try to make it happen.
We will be at a wedding in Portland on June 8, and are planning to rent a car to drive to Washington the next day, spending some time in Seattle and the beautiful Snoqualmie (i.e. Twin Peaks). It will be magical and intimate/low key. Intentionally keeping the invite list very small
Please join me.
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