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  Nectar of Story:  Poems

                    by Tim J. Myers

                             BlazeVox Press 2015

“A powerful story, whether actual or fantastic, is a landmark in the psychic world...and we never know what a story may do as it comes into our lives.”

                                                                      --from the introduction

“...Tim Myers has created an entire constellation of connections beetween stories--timeless embodiments of how we as a species take the world into ourselves--and poems, one mind’s unique 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...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

“Tim J. Myers connects story to poem, creating two experiences from one source, with an ingenious way to approach poetry...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 wonerful collection.”

                                                                                                  --Ron Hansen, National Book Award finalist and author of Mariette in Ecstasy

"There's a storytelling voice that informs and deepens all of Tim 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