The Memory of Water

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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 ...
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Overview


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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930974982
  • Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose, Western Michigan University
  • Publication date: 4/18/2011
  • Pages: 103
  • Sales rank: 1,399,083
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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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.
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