Myles Gordon is a humanities teacher in the Boston school system through the Boston Teacher Residency. A past honorable mention for the AWP Intro Award, Myles is also a past winner of the Grolier Poetry Prize. He has published poems in several small, literary magazines, and in the anthology Awake! A Reader for the Sleepless (Soft Skull Press). A former television producer for Boston’s ABC Network affiliate, WCVB TV, he is the winner of four New England Emmy Awards for producing and writing. He co-produced the independent documentary: Touching Lives: Portraits of Deafblind People, which premiered at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.
Winner of the 2009 Helen Kay Chapbook Poetry Prize
Recite Every Day by Myles Gordon
Myles Gordon is a poet of exciting range. The tone and approach of his sonnets ranges from wry humor to abjection and consternation, exploring quite forcefully the intricacies of grief. He writes with authentic elegiac tenderness, and he explores the prosodic possibilities of the sonnet with special resourcefulness. – David Wojahn
This book, a stunning sequence of sonnets, explores the poet’s relation to his mother’s dying, and through it, a deeper relation to what it means to be human. A brilliant literary achievement! – Kathleen Spivack