by Jack Myers
Foreword by Mark Cox
Publication Date: April 2011
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The career of Jack Myers (1941-2009) spanned five decades, during which time he authored/edited nineteen books of and about poetry.
"What a wonderful gift to have these last poems by Jack Myers. It is a book I wouldn’t be without. Jack was a quintessentially American poet. He wrote in a distilled American idiom with a wiseguy humor that is truly wise. He honored the past, and the future, too, but knew a poet's work was to strive for the elusive eternal present. Poetry, for Jack, is the art of the elusive, which is where mystery resides. Poetry, for Jack, was making up his prayer. He knew he might never arrive at some all-explaining religion, but, damn, he had a beautiful prayer." —Stuart Dybek
May Day LAUNCH PARTY for Jack Myers's final (and finest) collection of poems The Memory of Water. Poems will be read by family, friends, colleagues, students, and admirers of his work.
May 1, 1-2:30 p.m. at The Writer's Garret
Upstairs at Paperbacks Plus
6115 La Vista Drive, Dallas, TX 75214