Jed Myers is a psychiatrist, singer-songwriter, guitarist, and poet. He studied poetry at Tufts University, where he also served as Editor for Tufts Literary Magazine. He was a Finalist in the 2004 Bart Baxter Poetry in Performance competition at Seattle’s Hugo House in 2004, and won 3rd Prize in that contest in 2005. His sonnet won 1st Prize in Writers’ Haven’s 2004 Poetry Contest. He received Honorable Mention for a villanelle in Washington Poets Association’s annual Poetry Contest in 2004, and earned 2nd Place in Seattle’s NE Library Poetry Contest in 2005. His poems have been featured on NPR, and on the web in Friends Journal, Satya Center, Tempozine, PoetsWest, E-ZAAPP, and Gazoobitales. His work has appeared in print in This, Raven Chronicles, Forum, A Shimmering Field, Poetica, Tattoos on Cedar, Drash, Fugue, and Chrysanthemum (for which he also served as Guest Coeditor). He has performed on numerous stages, including Whidbey Island’s Burning Word Poetry Festival, Seattle’s Frye Art Museum, and Seattle City Hall. He served on the Board of Washington Poets Association 2006-07, and he regularly hosts NorthEndForum, a weekly salon-style gathering for poets and musicians. He has produced, hosted, and performed in benefits for a variety of timely causes.
Born in Philadelphia in 1952, he lives now with his wife and children in Seattle, Washington, where he practices psychotherapy and teaches at the University of Washington.