Jack Bender's poetry touches on the themes of hope built through community, the shimmering light of nature's intricacy and beauty, experiences of art, laughter and family, the importance of inner work and reflections on the reality called 'God'. His poetry rises from very diverse life experiences: having been a US Army officer, prison music teacher, computer programmer, musician, and public school teacher. His writing is based on the theme of personal and communal transformation through living intentionally. The book's cover and sectional art convey the talent of his wife, watercolor artist Cindy Bender. All three of his books, Disregarded, Moonflower and Three Simple Words, can be found on Amazon.com or ordered through your local bookstore.