The Memory of Water

The Memory of Water

by Jack Myers
     
 


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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930974982
Publisher:
New Issues Poetry & Prose, Western Michigan University
Publication date:
04/18/2011
Pages:
103
Sales rank:
1,381,733
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.45(d)

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