Jack Myers

American, 1941-2009

Jack Myers was born in Lynn, Massachusetts and educated at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. After finishing his MFA at Iowa, Myers moved to Dallas to take a position at the Southern Methodist University, where he would remain, with hiatuses to teach at other schools, for over thirty years. In 2003, he was made Texas Poet Laureate in honor of his accomplishments and commitment to helping aspiring poets. His third wife Thea Temple continues to run The Writer’s Garret, a nonprofit writing community that the couple founded in Dallas.