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Tim J. Myers talks with Rachelle Escamilla on SoundCloud



Listen to TIm's talk with Rachelle Escamilla on Sound Cloud here: 

https://soundcloud.com/rachelle-escamilla/tim-j-myers-oct2015


Tim J. Myers is a writer, songwriter, storyteller, and senior lecturer at Santa Clara University. His children’s books have won recognition from the New York Times, NPR, and the Smithsonian. He’s published over 130 poems, won a first prize in a poetry contest judged by John Updike, has three books of adult poetry out and a nonfiction book on fatherhood, and won a major prize in science fiction. He won the West Coast Songwriters Saratoga Chapter Song of the Year and the 2012 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for Fiction. Find him at www.TimMyersStorySong.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TimJMyers1.

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Nectar of Story by Tim J. Myers Now Available!

"Tim J. Myers connects story to poem, creating two experiences from one source, with an ingenious way to approach poetry. Legends, biblical stories, newspaper reportage, myth, and lore, are interpreted into present-day poetry, themes centralized, then kept in motion by prosody—passion, eros, despair, and triumph, each with its own identity. Myers displays an important craft in Nectar of Story where humankind’s first dreams are told and transformed, so that the page has two hearts— narrative and verse, infinite with possibilities.  I’m genuinely moved by the way Myers delves into ancient channels of communication— moving past memory— to ignite the imagination. Tim J. Myers is indeed Our Patron Saint of Story."

 
—Grace Cavalieri, poet, dramatist, and director of “The Poet and the Poem from the 
         Library of Congress”
 
 
"Nectar of Story considers wildly various, ever intriguing subjects with sympathy, passion, and self-effacing wisdom. And his prose introductions to the poems are often as fine as the vignettes in Hemingway's In Our Time. A rich and wonderful collection."
 
—Ron Hansen, National Book Award finalist and author of Mariette in Ecstasy
 
 
"At first glance, Tim J. Myers’ Nectar of Story appears to be a kind of call-and-response between stories and poems, but the book’s structure is far more complex than that. One might also assume that the stories function as epigraphs, or explanatory footnotes to the poems, but they are neither. Nor are the poems ekphrastic, created as formal responses to other works of art. Instead, Tim Myers has created an entire constellation of connections between stories—timeless embodiments of how we as a species take the world into ourselves—and poems, one mind’s unique assimilation and purified expression of that common human territory. What’s perhaps most remarkable about the poems is that although their umbilicals to the stories are often evident in the form of segues, spin-offs, answers-back, even subtle rebuttals, they are at the same time wholly independent of their origins. They are as unpredictable and thrilling as poems that seem to come from nowhere, as all genuine works of imagination do." 
 
—Chase Twichell, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award
 
 
"There's a storytelling voice that informs and deepens all of Tim J. Myers' poetry. It seems as if each of his poems leads to a journey worth taking. His language, like that of the classic poets of the T'ang dynasty, is as clear as fresh water— a clarity that may hide at first the depth of thought behind each poem. There's also a deep humanity in his work, as well as a sincere awareness of and respect for the circle of being that surrounds us."
 
—Joseph Bruchac, Abenaki writer and storyteller
 
 
 
 
 
Tim J. Myers is a writer, songwriter, storyteller, and senior lecturer at Santa Clara University.  His children’s books (13 published and two in press) have won recognition from the New York Times, NPR, and the Smithsonian.  He’s published over 130 poems, won a first prize in a poetry contest judged by John Updike, has two books of adult poetry out and a nonfiction book on fatherhood, and won a major prize in science fiction.  He won the West Coast Songwriters Saratoga Chapter Song of the Year and the 2012 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for Fiction.  Find him at www.TimMyersStorySong.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TimJMyers1.
 
 
Book Information:
 
· Paperback: 142 pages
· Binding: Perfect-Bound
· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books] 
· ISBN: 978-1-60964-202-0
 
$16 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nectar of Story- Poems by Tim J. Myers Book Preview 

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New materials and links from Tim Myers author of Dear Beast Loveliness

New materials and links from Tim Myers author of Dear Beast Loveliness

 
http://electricliterature.com/the-skeletal-people-of-isaac-cordal/

http://electricliterature.com/excusing-the-sins-of-the-father/

http://www.writingthewhirlwind.net

http://www.ironenews.com/lifestyle/big-schlep/

http://www.familius.com/the-world-according-to-nick

And my new children's book Rude Dude's Book of Food was just released:  http://www.amazon.com/Rude-Dudes-Book-Food-Crazy-Cool/dp/1939629217



Check out Dear Beast Loveliness by Time Myers here 

Tim J. Myers is a writer, songwriter, storyteller and university lecturer. He won a poetry contest judged by John Updike and and has published much other poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. His Glad to Be Dad: A Call to Fatherhood is out from Familius.com. He's also published 11 children's books. Find him at www.TimMyersStorySong.com.


Book Information:

· Paperback: 114 pages


· Binding: Perfect-Bound


· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books] 


· ISBN: 978-1-60964-123-8

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Dear Beast Loveliness by Tim J. Myers

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Interview with Tim Myers

 

Tim J. Myers author of Dear Beast Loveliness nterviewed on Cupertino cable access
channel about his poetry. Enjoy

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Tim J. Myers is in the news!

 

 

Tim Myers the author of Dear Beast Loveliness has had some wonderful media responses to all of his writings. Below are interviews, reviews, and a short story for you to look over. Hurray and do stop by his book page to have a look at his poetry. Hurray!   

 

 

Tim Myers on East o’ the sun and West o’ the Moon

LA Review of Books:

https://lareviewofbooks.org/review/visions-beast/

 

 

Tim Myers interviewed with DASHKA SLATER on the writing life:

http://www.dashkaslater.com/index.php/blog/entry/the-many-paths-to-publication-part-5-an-interview-with-tim-myers

 

 

And here's a short story b y Tim in EAP: The Magazine:

The Fisherman and the Draug

http://exterminatingangel.com/eap-the-magazine/the-fisherman-and-the-draug/

 

Here's an interview on Tim’s children's books:

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