Jack Powers had a vision and he realized it. He passed on a civic spirit. Jack gave us all a greater reality, bringing the poetry out of the person, and the person out of the poetry. He also gave us the sense that we contain multitudes. Our voices are reservoirs of power and opinion, and nothing political is off limits to us. In his final years he could not talk. But he could write. As we finalized the details of the Savor Poetry prize, his last words to me were, “Now the revolution.”

--Gordon Marshall