Jack Myers

Jack Myers:  the 2003-04 Texas Poet Laureate, and Professor of English and creative writing at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, is the author of sixteen books of and about poetry, including: Routine Heaven (2005), the textbook The Poet’s Portable Workshop (Wadsworth, 2004) and The Glowing River: New & Selected Poems (Invisible Cities Press, 2001), winner of The Violet Crown Award.  Others include OneOnOne (Autumn House Press, 1999) and Blindsided (Godine, ’93) winner of the 1993 Texas Institute of Letters Award, and an anthology of contemporary poetry coedited with Roger Weingarten, New American Poets of the 90s.  He has been the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two Texas Institute Awards, is a National Poetry Series Open Competition winner, and Distinguished Poet-in-Residence at several universities.  He served as the co-Vice-President for Associated Writing Programs from 1993-95, as well as Chairman of The Writer’s Garret, a Dallas literary center founded by his wife Thea Temple.