Jed Myersgrew up in Philadelphia and studied poetry at Tufts University. He then studied medicine at Case Western Reserve, and came to the Northwest to train in psychiatry at the University of Washington. He maintains a therapy practice in Seattle and teaches at UW.
While reading and writing poems all along, Jed only began seeking publication after the events of September 11th, 2001. He also became involved in Seattle’s open-mic community, hosting NorthEndForum for 9 years until it was absorbed into Easy Speak Seattle.
Jed’s first full-length collection, Watching the Perseids, won the Sacramento Poetry Center Book Award. His recent collection, The Marriage of Space and Time, is from MoonPath Press. He’s authored four chapbooks, including Dark’s Channels, chosen by Tyehimba Jess for the IronHorse Literary ReviewChapbook Award, and Love’s Test, winner of the Grayson Books Chapbook Competition. Recent recognitions include the Prime Number Magazine Award, TheSoutheast Review’s Gearhart Prize, and The Tishman Review’sEdna St. Vincent Millay Prize.Recent poems have appeared in Rattle, Poetry Northwest, Southern Poetry Review, Solstice,Terrain.org, and elsewhere. Two essays on poetry and medicine have appeared in JAMA.Jed is Poetry Editor for the journal Bracken.
Erika Michaelis an art historian and poet who has participated in workshops with Carolyn Forché, Thomas Lux, Linda Gregerson, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Washington Poets’ Association , Drash: Northwest Mosaic, Mizmor l’David Anthology, Bracken Magazine, The Winter Anthology, The Institute for Advanced Study Letter,Belletrist Magazine, and elsewhere.