Glowing River: New and Selected Poems / Edition 1

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Enriching the reader's experience, the Contemporary Classics Poetry series prints the best of today's works in beautiful casebound editions. The four poets that start the series are emerging stars who brilliantly point the way in language and imagery.

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“Myers’s main strength is providing order and clarity for powerful emotions through a deceptively plain-speaking style. . . . These well-crafted poems arrive through varied and circuitous routes at moments of true feeling.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Stylish in their pretense of being without style, wise in their pretense of just fooling around, Myers’s poems take us to a place beyond their salutary laughter where we can once again trust in sanity, tenderness, tolerance, freedom, art, and love.” —Seamus Heaney

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780967968391
  • Publisher: Invisible Cities Press Llc
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Series: Contemporary Classics Poetry Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Myers is the author of seven collections of poetry, including As Long As You're Happy, winner of the 1985 National Poetry Series open competition. He is the director of creative writing at Southern Methodist University and a faculty member of Vermont College’s low-residency MFA program. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

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Table of Contents

The Glowing River 1
Parable of the Burden 4
Whatever You Do 5
Life Boat 6
Mindfulness 7
Pets 8
The Tao of Light 9
The Flicker 10
Spring 11
Building the Temple 12
untitled 13
Now 14
I Don't Want You to Feel Listened to 15
The Sequin 16
Incarnation 17
On Purpose 18
The Blackening 19
Alchemy 20
The Never-Mind Life 21
She Didn't Know and He Never Said 22
Smoke Break 23
Eyelash on a Piece of Jade 24
The Great Work 25
The Deep Blue Sea of Surrender 26
The Iridescent Flashings of the Integral One 27
Catching the Hummingbird 28
Star Trek 29
Hanging Water 30
Night inside the Hunter 32
Farmer 33
Wing to Root 34
The Family War 35
An Old Story for My 3-Year-Old Son 36
When I Held You to My Chest, You Fit 37
Wind and Soup 38
Sunbathing 39
Nanny's Last Years 40
Leaving 41
Blue Collar 42
The Apprentice Painter 43
Home from the Fish Factory 44
Numero Uno 45
The Ant Makes Progress towards Himself 46
Rerun 47
Day of Rest 50
Day of Atonement 51
What's Left 52
The Butcher's Hand 53
The Immigrant 54
Before Making Love to Me 55
To a Distant Lover 56
Answers 57
The Instinct 58
The Lover Meets His Desire 59
Lightweight 60
Light Sips on Nothingness 61
Being Alive 62
Call to be Left in the Air 63
Another Coil 64
Mockingbird, Copy This 65
Knock Turn 66
Something Else 67
On Nights Like This 69
Telepathic Note to Poet Friends 70
Something Solid 72
Arf 73
Do You Know What I Mean? 74
Headache 75
Where I've Been 76
Planting Stones 77
Coming to the Surface 78
Synchronization 79
Poem against Good Health 80
The Correspondence School Poetry Teacher Speaks on the Relationship between Life and Art 81
Mom Did Marilyn, Dad Did Fred 82
As Long As You're Happy 83
I Will Steal Some for Her from You 84
Leaving the Light On 85
The Gift 86
Imbalance 87
The Diamond Explanation 88
A Manner of Speaking 89
Natural Ice Cream 90
The Diaspora 91
Like Tress in the Desert 93
Now, Children, Close Your Books 94
Most of Us 95
Contributor's Note 96
Cross Country 97
Waiting for the Part with a Bite out of Me to Snap 98
Jake Addresses the World from the Garden 100
Visitation Rites 101
Have a Nice Day 102
Not Thinking of Himself 103
The Experts 104
How? 105
The Wild and Real Agency 106
Why Don't You Ask Your Father? 107
The Amazing Obsolete TV Magnifying Viewer 108
Attack of the Killer Power Tools 109
Vanishing Days 111
Sometimes, Sweetie, You Think Too Much 112
Washed Up 113
The Energy It Takes to Pass through Solid Objects 116
The Stopover 118
A Living 119
Supersaver to Atlanta 120
Looking at Death through Bad Eyes 122
Please, Not All at Once 123
From the Luxury Condo on the Sea 124
100% 126
Nothing Else 128
The Radiation of Darkness 129
The BamButti: Pygmies of the Congo 130
Acknowledgments 131
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