The Nameless, a chapbook from Finishing Line Press, 2014
Jed Myers writes shatterproof poems. They are windows onto a world where the largest shapes are often dark, but his dazzling language and images never fail to deliver illumination. These poems have a beauty that will make you shiver.
—James Bertolino, author of Every Wound Has A Rhythm and Ravenous Bliss: New and Selected Love Poems
The Nameless documents the ways in which all of us move through our disconnected lives, seemingly anonymous. However, poet Jed Myers bears witness to every sunlit and shadowed moment with keen compassion and startling eloquence. Observing “the irises outside a house / rising from the earth of a bed” he perceives a profound human connection to “…wishes that wait / to bloom through us at night as we turn, shoulder to shoulder, between dreams.” This deeply satisfying, richly moving collection of poems acknowledges both the fragility and the vigor of our mortal souls.
—Lana Hechtman Ayers, author of Four Quarters: an homage to T. S. Eliot