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Evan Myquest

(Eva 'n Mike West)

Poet, Writer

Books & Poetry

My latest:

Ars Poetica blog

Monsters and Mayhem


Myquest, 73, lives near Sacramento with his wife of 47 years, Eva. Raised in North Central Illinois, he packed in a life as a science fiction writer when his first story sale netted forty dollars' worth of pancake flour to live on. Despite the fun of 

workshopping with Harlan Ellison, George RR Martin, and Gene Wolfe, he found a finance career easier to put a family budget to. Retired 19 years now, his poetry can be found alongside Ferlinghetti, Hirshman, Patti Smith, and other poets across the U.S.

Sphere on Spiral Stairs
My friends in Italy made this fantastic video for an unpublished poem of mine.  I have been having an exciting time participating in the zoom meetings of poet maestro Beppe Costa of Roma.  His performance of my poem to the musical background of Matteo Cavvichini is a deep honor.

In the Press

Saw this {Selected Poems} live - what a collection of incredible experiences with insightful, provocative phrasing that puts you inside looking out.

--R. Lowry

In its own way, Death Valley Days is as original as Gerard Hopkins, T.S. Eliot and Dylan Thomas. ...Myquest takes us into the heart of a truly fresh energy with the everyday language we are used to...

--Zoe Keithley

In The Press

News & Events - this was fun

In, Done, and Out
In, Done, and Out
Short documentary film by Susana Halfon on the poetry of Evan Myquest
Oct 01, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Crocker Art Museum,
216 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA
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Susana Halfon, Evan Myquest, Eva West

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