EILEEN MYLES on “Afterglow: a Dog Memoir”

Harvard Book Store welcomes renowned author and poet EILEEN MYLES for a discussion of their latest book, Afterglow (a dog memoir).

In 1990, Myles chose Rosie from a litter on the street, and their connection instantly became central to the writer’s life and work. During the course of their sixteen years together, Myles was madly devoted to the dog’s wellbeing, especially in her final days. Starting from the emptiness following Rosie’s death, Afterglow (a dog memoir) launches a heartfelt and fabulist investigation into the true nature of the bond between pet and pet-owner. Through this lens, we witness Myles’s experiences with intimacy and spirituality, celebrity and politics, alcoholism and recovery, fathers and family history, as well as the fantastical myths we spin to get to the heart of grief.

This event is not ticketed.

The book will be on sale at the event for 20% off.


EILEEN MYLES at Babson College

“EILEEN MYLES is that rare creature: a rock star of poetry.” — The Boston Globe.

Myles is the author of more than twenty books, including Afterglow (a dog memoir), Chelsea Girls, and I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems 1974-2014. Their many honors include four Lambda Literary Awards, the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing, the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, Creative Capital’s Literature Award, the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant.

This FREE event is presented by the Charles D. and Marjorie J.Thompson Visiting Poet Series