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Jack Lewis
Location: Milledgeville GA USA
Gender: Male
Born: 06/29/1974
Member: Standard
Joined: September 2006
INFORMATION
Jack Lewis borrows his pen name from C.S. Lewis. He just turned 34. He just passed his thirteenth anniversary, and has five children (Virginia Rose, 12; Laurelin, 7 (a Tolkien reference); Daniel Jonathan James, 5; Mercy Marie, who would be almost 3 had her tiny body not failed her in January of '06; and Gracie Mae, 2).

He is a difficult person to like because he's not a very tactful person. His critiques, though well meant, often sound overly harsh. The fact is that he is an arrogant snob who has a hard time reading other people's work because he winces at foul language, rime without meter, ill-fated attempts at meter, and free verse without allusion, symbolism, or analogy. Nor does he tolerate wishy-washy philosophies like relativism or 'its-a-poem-because-I-say-so'/'expression-is-king'-ism.

He is quite happy to have found this site; most writers here seem to tolerate his criticism quite well.

His poetry reflects his influences so if you want to know what he thinks or believes--read it. He's been criticized alternately for being too opaque and too transparent, the latter because of his fondness for romantic poetry. To those latter critics he offers this rebuttal:

response to my detractors

all poetry is romantic
whether one woos woman
or words themselves
in love with life or love itself
seduction of sound is pleasure

His Published Work

Subsequent to a couple of vanity publications by the National Library of Poetry (may they die horrible deaths in accordance with prophecy), Jack Lewis attempted to publish his work in reputable journals. He can only hope he has been successful.

American Collegiate Poets, a quarterly anthology, published his Stone Child in 1993.

In Other Words, an annual anthology, published one of his untitled poems in its 1998 edition.

Reflections, a quarterly anthology, published three of his pieces in 1998: Death in the Supermarket, Love's Course, and The Seeker and the Vagabond.

Sol Magazine, a monthly online journal, published I would like to have seen Montana in its August 2000 edition, little woman and Sharp Edges in its May 2001 edition, and crash in its June 2001 edition.

Skipping Stones, an annual anthology, published two of his pieces in 2003: O Rapture!, and Reprieve.

Pirene's Fountain, an online triannual anthology, published memphos and caught in their January 2008 edition.

SNReview, a quarterly anthology, will be publishing Act I, ocean, and the wild before bed in their Winter 2008 edition.


His book, Axe Against An Elm/Covenant Songs: Two collections of poem selected from the works of Jack Lewis is so titled to make clear that its actually two publications combined. His book received an excellent review in the March 2004 edition of Sol Magazine.

Axe Against An Elm consists of 34 poems specifically chosen from approximately 550, written from 1992-1999.

Covenant Songs is an epic 55-part love poem, written in 1999.

The poems you see in his portfolio, below, are the poems from which he hopes you, the readers here at Fanstory, will help him select his next collection, as yet untitled. Suggestions in all respects are welcome.

Fanstory writing that he recommends:

Short Story

What A Hundred'll Do by jaysquires

Poetry

Words for Wealth by Alice Lund
Melon by Brindle II
The Stable by La Maitresse
Brittle Foliage by LarkSong
Wooden Clouds by lilyspirit
The Stars Draw Lines by Lokman
Untouched by silpada

His Portfolio


SHORT STORIES
Tremble

ESSAYS
On Reading Georgia Heard's Writing Toward Home

HAIKU
Manifold Witness

POETRY
A
[a bedsheet of bright]
a wail preserved
absence
Act I
Affected
Ambrosia
American
An Old Question (Answered Again)
[And am I now empty?]
[And just like that]
And Now Do You Believe?
angry men
anticipation
Apostrophe
atomic lust

B
Balm
barren dreams
Baseball Glove and Bat
Basket
Believe
bridge
brief
Brutal Teat

C
Cantos I-IV
Carbuncle Core
catch
catch up
Catspaw
caught
Caveat Emptor
Cherry Street Fright Parade
Chinese Proverb
Christa's Chest
Come Forth
cometary
Confession
[consider me the world]
Contents
Cosmic Event
[Could you taste the hunger]
counterbalance
Coyolxauhqui
crash
Critic My Own

D
Damn Me
Day Dreams
[Death has not triumphed]
Death In The Supermarket
Declaration
Deeper
delight
Descending
desperation / subsequent silence
The Destruction of Avalon

E
Ellerina Laurelin
Emerge
enchantment
England and I
eroteme
Eulogy for a Nation
[every look]
Excelsis
Existentialist

F
fall
the fallen
Fearless
Feast On Me
Filleted
Finis
The Fool and I
For Anna
[For you I'd have written]
Freedom Sky

G
Genius
Ghosts on Jockey's Ridge
Ghostwritten
Gordian
Grand Canyon
The Grand Passion
Grips

H
Hallelujah
Heaven
held
His Mercy
home
Honorarium
[how can you be]

I
I Felt A God
[I kneel before your words]
I See You (Double Sunrise)
I smell honeysuckle when you speak
I would like to have seen Montana
if
illusive
i.m.
Impaled
Imploring
indifferent
individuals
inherency
[inky brown eyes]
Inspired by Psalm 150
Institutionalization
insulated
[it was the warm moments afterward]
I've Seen You

J
Jade
jealousy
Jingle Shoes
jireh
John Henry

K

L
Last Night
Last Voyage of Scotland Ferry
last words of a dying mind
Laura
[leaping from a screaming height]
Legend
Liesl
Light
little woman
Liu's Peking
loose
Love
Lovergirl
Love's Course

M
marionette
Marriage, Suite Marriage
Master of Tongues
me
memphos
mirth
modern dreams
monochrome
morpheus moonwatcher
Mouse
Munchkin Rhymes
[My mind the north wind]

N
N.D.E
Neglected
Nightlight
no postage due
Not a Song
Not Forgotten
not the prize
Now I know why Holly Martin died.

O
ocean
off to see
On the Ethereal Nature of Your Presence
on the putting down of a diseased animal
[Once I was forever old]
Once She Knew (My Heart By Name)
onus / opus
open book
Opt
optimism
oracle
Our Mercy
Outside the Asylum

P
panacea
the party
pastime
pen
Penance
The Pianist
A Pious Man
The Place of Desire
Plural
powerless
[pricked by barren]

Q

R
Racial Memory
Recipe
reluctant lover
reservations
reticulate
reversal
The Riapsed Nomed
ritual
The Road Back
Roger the Beet
[Rudderless]

S
Sammy
scotland ferry
self-hell
senseless
Sharp Edges
She Don't Know Why (She's Why I Cry)
shone
Sinless Man
Small Suicides
[so floodgates fall open]
Soliloquy
soul arrest
[stair by stair]
Stand: An Ode to Liviu Librescu
standing water
static
Strike
strolling with Izzy
The Student's Prayer
Suasion
[Suffused by paralyzed and poised wild winds]
supplicant
Surface
surrender
Surry Sound
Swiftly Pass
swollen

T
[Tell how you look into his eyes]
[the door closed]
A Theme Runs Through It
There Was A Young Woman
Thetis
This Marriage-Bed
[Thought swims like mermaids]
Three (Non-Traditional) Sonnets
Three Stand Still
thrill
Tiara
Time Line
To put it mildly,
[To sculpt perfection in a verse]
To the Teenage Poet
To the Teenage Poet II
To Write the Whole
today
transparent
traveling salesman
Triumph of the Will
triumphant ascension
two pictures (side by side)

U
unbroken
Uncertainty
Understudy
The Undulation of Bellerephon
uninterrupted

V
v25
Valley
Ventriloquist
The Very Bottom Line
Virginia Is Makin' (Her List)
vision
vision ii
Voyager

W
wake of the unfallen
[Walk with me on memories]
waves
Westerns
What Am I Going to Do With You?
When It Was Me
which way the madhouse walls
why has no one noticed
the wild before bed
wild-maned muse
Window
[words will never be but words]

X

Y
[a yellowed poplar leaf]
You
[you sit alone]

Z

For other FanStory writing that Jack Lewis recommends, for more information on His Published Work (or on his Current Project), or for an Alphabetized Portfolio, scroll down.

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You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve, and that's both honor enough to lift up the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth. - C.S. Lewis
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