Book Launch for Jason Myers' Maker of Heaven &

Please join us in welcoming Jason Myers for the launch of his debut book of poetry- Maker of Heaven &

Jason will be joined by the poet, Carrie Fountain.

This is an in-person event and masks will be required of all attendees.

Maker of Heaven & is a book of wonder, and in it Jason Myers suggests that what we wonder can indeed be made into art as God must have felt wonder when making the cosmos: 'There was a secret / name inside every living thing, / a song underneath every song.' Each of these poems seems rooted in a belief in 'brutal brotherly love.' These poems are a testament to a poet's faith in the word."

This debut collection explores the implications of how we might experience the Imago Dei in the midst of a culture fraught with racism, violence, and the simple limits of our human frailty. Throughout, Jason Myers clings to a "hope-glutted" belief that all things may be made holy despite their capacity for destruction. Martin Luther King and Billie Holiday rest alongside Charles Darwin and Anthony Bourdain in these poems of prayer. Whether drawing from the Bible, the blues, or the natural world, Myers' prophetic voice leads us down a path that can find wonder in the wreckage buzzing all around us and stirring within our own souls.

Jason Myers serves as editor-in-chief of EcoTheo Review and co-director of EcoTheo Collective. A National Poetry Series finalist, he lives with his family on the lands of the Coahuiltecan peoples and is a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. This is his first collection of poems. A Place for the Genuine: Reflections on Nature, Poetry, and Vocation will be published by Eerdmans in 2024.

Event date: 
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751
Maker of Heaven & By Jason Myers Cover Image
Not available, maybe be backordered or out of print
ISBN: 9798985896596
Published: Belle Point Press - March 7th, 2023

The Life (Penguin Poets) By Carrie Fountain Cover Image
Not available, maybe be backordered or out of print
ISBN: 9780143136019
Published: Penguin Books - April 27th, 2021

The Poem Forest: Poet W. S. Merwin and the Palm Tree Forest He Grew from Scratch By Carrie Fountain, Chris Turnham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carrie Fountain, Chris Turnham (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536211269
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - September 13th, 2022