Friday, November 11, 2011

The Memory of Water Prize Nominations

A few days ago, Thea Temple, Jack's wife shared some incredible news: Jack's poetry collection, The Memory of Water, has been nominated for a Pulitzer and one of its poems, "Necklace of Moss" for a Pushcart!

Just as Thea said in her Facebook post, I'm sure all who were blessed to know Jack "wish he were hear to hear and feel the buzz..." I wish I could hug and congratulate him right now.

So, I'm passing the buzz on. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, because I am more than grateful for the fate of meeting and learning from Jack, and in remembrance of him this November 23rd, I am giving away another copy of The Memory of Water. You can read my review on Goodreads about Jack's book here.

Entering is easy, simply leave me a comment with your name, email address, and a note or memory about someone who's most influenced your life. I will draw a name randomly on Wednesday, November 30, 2011. And as with all good things, I hope you share the news. ;)

Happy Friday, everyone!  Andrea


  1. Hi Andrea,

    Thank you for spreading the word about Jack Myers; I'm only now getting to know about that apparently gentle, generous-spirited man.

    I'd like to enter your drawing for "The Memory of Water."

    Someone who influenced my life deeply was Walter Arnold Kaufmann, and his books "Faith of A Heretic" and "Critique of Religion and Philosophy." In these books I found wide knowledge and deep wisdom on ultimate issues--and though written by a professor of philosophy, the writing was mostly from the open heart and searching mind, and was quite accessible.

    Another who influenced my life was Anne, a tender-hearted, now-deceased woman who loved me so deeply that I no longer feel the wild hunger for love that for so many years had gnawed at my belly and eyes. Never again will I wonder what it feels like to be known and loved by the beautiful and kind.

    Email address:

  2. Thank you for reading and signing up, Michael. I am deeply moved by your comments this morning.

    "Never again will I wonder what it feels like to be known and loved by the beautiful and kind." - Incredible. I appreciate your sharing this with me.

    Today would be Jack's 70th birthday.

    All best to you, Andrea