The Memory of Water, Jack Myers

The Memory of Water

Jack Myers

Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose
PubDate: 4/18/2011
ISBN: 9781930974982
Price: $15.00
Quantity Available: 27
Pages: 103
SKU #: F12B

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.


The career of Jack Myers (1941-2009) spanned five decades, during which time he authored or edited nineteen books of and about poetry. In 2003 he was selected to be the Poet Laureate of Texas.

Reviews and Other Links
author tribute page
Roberto Bonazzi @ San Antonio Express-News
three poems @ Numéro Cinq

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