Routine Heaven

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Winner of the 2005 Texas Review Poetry Prize

Author Biography: JACK MYERS, the 2003-2004 Texas Poet Laureate, is author/editor of seventeen books of and about poetry. He has taught creative writing at Southern Methodist University since 1975 and is a former member of the faculty at Vermont College's graduate writing program. His work has received the Violet Crown Award from the Writers' League of Texas, fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, and awards from The ...

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Overview

Winner of the 2005 Texas Review Poetry Prize

Author Biography: JACK MYERS, the 2003-2004 Texas Poet Laureate, is author/editor of seventeen books of and about poetry. He has taught creative writing at Southern Methodist University since 1975 and is a former member of the faculty at Vermont College's graduate writing program. His work has received the Violet Crown Award from the Writers' League of Texas, fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, and awards from The Texas Institute of Letters. He has four children and lives with his wife, Thea Temple, who is Executive Director of The Writer's Garret, in Mesquite, Texas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781881515784
  • Publisher: Texas Review Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2006
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Pets 2
The never-mind life 3
Escape 4
Eyelash on a piece of jade 5
An old dog's tale 6
Strip polka 7
Sweet 8
She didn't know and he never said 9
Bypass 10
Conspicuous by my absence 11
What is all center and has no edges? 12
The tea of paradise 13
Life boat 16
Pinch 17
On Earth as it is in Heaven 18
Smoke break 19
Building the temple 20
Builder's soil 21
Alchemy 22
He does this instead 23
"Blah, blah, blah, blah, Jackie" 24
The sequin 25
Fiction theories 26
The achievement test 27
Belief 28
Picturing happiness 29
The great work 32
Star trek 34
Parable of the burden 35
Routine 36
Heaven 37
Living large 38
The "I used to be (blank) but now I am (blank) exercise" 40
Writing on not writing 41
While reading the work of another poet 42
Woodpecker event horizon 43
The rest of me 44
The failed calligrapher 45
Not the work, not the life 46
Sweet dreams 47
How do you like my hair? 48
Ashville 49
Indebted 52
Unless 53
When I heard my name being called 54
Blue skies 55
Whatever you do 56
Vacancy 57
Mindfulness 58
On purpose 59
The deep blue sea of surrender 60
The iridescent flashings of the integral one 61
The wisdom of the idiots 62
Curriculum vitae 63
Hanging branches 64
Inside out 65
Catching the hummingbird 66
Pouring water downhill 67
The flicker 70
Now 71
Doorway 72
The tao of light 73
Continuity drives through the division of things 74
Prescience 75
Me 76
Who, what, when, where, and why 77
Incarnation 78
The new gods 79
Live as if you were dead 80
Track record 81
Unconditional surrender 82
Fragments 83
You will live a very long time ... in bed 84
All the power that has ever existed is here now 85
Sea level 86
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