Poetry. In this long overdue collection of poems, Jack Evans achieves what few can: a black and white world, Bogie and Bacall, John Coltrane, Tarkovsky—without a single frame of film projected or note played. RAIN IS THE HOURGLASS OF MEMORY serves a reader, an introduction, a companion to the work of a great and criminally underappreciated poet.
Jack Evans was born on the banks of the Hudson during the twilight years of the reign of Roosevelt II. He moved to a little house overlooking the dusty Agua Fria when Lesley King ruled the land. He loves music of all types, and film from many places. He believes in baseball and books. He writes poetry, he reads poetry, he thinks poetry, and he shares poetry. His work has appeared in numerous publications, and he has performed in venues all over Arizona and from coast to coast since the 1970s. He has also directed a number of spoken word series over the past 30 years, and is currently co-director of the Caffeine Corridor series in downtown Phoenix. He lives in that city with his wife Judy, his dog, his cat, four parakeets, and a laptop.Author City: PHOENIX, AZ USA