Poetry. These poems embody Jack Mueller's lifelong obsession with language. Personal, universal, heartbreaking, with a coyote running throughout, from childhood and family life, to philosophical musings into deep time, big space, old history, and the origin of words. This is quintessential Jack—continuing the argument and conversation he has carried on with everything and everyone, forever. This book contains new work as well as poems culled from the past thirty years.
Maggie Millner @ ZYZZYVA
Jack Mueller (1942-2017) was a well known poet among poets, long active in the legendary North Beach, San Francisco, poetry scene, as well as in New Orleans and across the Western Slope of Colorado. He was a literary icon, educator, organizer, ocean sailor, mountain climber, poet and cultural leader in the arts. In the 70's, 80's and 90's, Mueller gained a reputation among the post-Beat poets in the Bay Area literary scene with his readings and cultural performances. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, renowned poet and co-founder of the landmark City Lights Bookstore, said, "Jack Mueller is the biggest-hearted poet I have ever known."Author City: FRUITA, CO USA