Eileen Myles on her renaissance and watching Cherry Jones play her on “Transparent”

Writer Eileen Myles has inspired generations of young queer women writers with her poetry and prose in works like Chelsea Girls, Inferno and Cool for You. This past year, she’s been quoted and used as inspiration in Grandma (Lily Tomlin‘s lesbian poet/academic character is a fan) and now she’s being fictionalized into a women’s studies professor as part of Season 2 of Transparent. We spoke with Eileen at the Season 2 premiere screening in LA last night about watching Cherry Jones play a character based on her and how she’s been bitten by the TV writing bug.

Transparent Season 2 premieres on December 11th on Amazon.