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All the Fierce Complexities of Hunger

By Tim J. Myers

Shanti Arts 2020

“...with all I am

I long to preserve this,

usher it into eternity...”

"Tim J. Myers knows people and turns that into poetry of passion and focus, bringing his art to a new mastery. What does hunger really mean? In this pervasive journey of change we know more about human conduct than ever before. Myers combines story telling with felt experience; and so the range and dynamics of this new book will capture you from its first stirrings.We know vulnerability is a strength, and Myers proves that, beautifully, in these strong and vulnerable poems."

                                                        --Grace Cavalieri, Maryland Poet Laureate

"In All the Fierce Complexities of Hunger, Tim J. Myers shows a poetic range that is astonishing. It seems impossible, but his book is a masterful collection of poems both traditional and experimental, both lyric and narrative, both funny and serious, both comforting and disturbing, both long and short, both contemporary and historical. Is there anything he can’t do? It would appear not, as I was wowed from the first poem--with its linguistic nod to Gerard Manley Hopkins--to the last, with its gorgeous echoes of W. S. Merwin. This is one of those rare books that will, in some way, speak to every reader." 

--Dean Rader, author of Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry and editor of Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence

"Romantic, erotic, and wonderfully descriptive, All the Fierce Complexities of Hunger is fundamentally about the often funny and sometimes worrisome vagaries of marriage and family.  Tim J. Myers knows things and narrates them with confidence and wisdom."

--Ron Hansen, National Book Award finalist and author of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (now a film starring Brad Pitt)