Cole Krawitz

The Cantakerous, Compelling Musings of Poet Bert Meyers

By Cole Krawitz

Bert Meyers is what some might call “a poet from the bones.” Meyers, a lyric poet, a proletarian poet, a poet who deplored any and all attempts to categorize a poet, creates work that presents itself as constant contradictions, as a parallel to living life and a reflection of his place in poetry. Prior to his death from cancer at 51, Meyers determined his best work for publishing his first selected work of poems. Odette Meyers, Bert’s wife and a poet in her own right, charged forward in search of a publisher, leaving the manuscript in the hands of friends who made promises long unkept.Read More

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