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Jed Myers

b. 1952

Current City, State, Country

Seattle, Washington, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Jed Myers was born in Philadelphia in 1952 to parents of Eastern European Jewish heritage. He studied creative writing with an emphasis in poetry at Tufts University, graduating in 1974, and went on, after medical training, to pursue a career in psychiatry. He settled in Seattle, where he and his wife raised three children. He kept writing poems, but did not seek publication until after the events of September 11th, 2001. Since that time, his work has been widely published and earned many awards. His poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Poetry NorthwestSouthern Indiana Review, Rattle, The Poetry Review, The Greensboro Review, and elsewhere. Myers founded an open-mic cabaret series, NorthEndForum, in 2006, which has evolved into the ongoing music-and-poetry open-mic series Easy Speak Seattle. He maintains a solo therapy practice and teaches at the University of Washington. His third full-length poetry collection, Learning to Hold, won the Wandering Aengus Press Editors’ Award and is forthcoming in 2024.

Published Works

Learning to Hold (Wandering Aengus Press Editors’ Award, forthcoming 2024)
The Marriage of Space and Time (MoonPath Press, 2019)
Watching the Perseids (Sacramento Poetry Center Press, 2014)

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Tufts University, BA in English—Creative Writing, 1974
Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, MD, 1981
University of Washington Medical Center, Residency in Psychiatry, 1986

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