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Blindsided by Jack Elliott Myers
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May 18, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: poetry

"This is a very fine collection, and it makes our vernacular snap!" — Albert Goldbarth

"Stylish in their pretense of being without style, wise in their pretense of just fooling around, Myer's poems take us to a place beyond their irony and salutary laughter where we can once again trust in sanity, tenderness, tolerance, freedom, art, and love." — Seamus Heaney (on As Long As You're Happy)

"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 (on As Long As You're Happy)

"Jack Myers is tough-minded and loving, no matter how hard his poems ring they are never cold to the touch. And they do touch the way that poetic revelations can when it comes during the act of writing. He is a humane lightning." — Richard Hugo (on The Family War)

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