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Praise for Craig Morgan Teicher
"Teicher borrows an ember from Frank O'Hara's 'I do this I do that' poetry to light his family hearth, wielding the urbane form in the service of suburban existentialism in these affecting lines."
--Publishers Weekly, ★ Starred Review
"From a state of bewilderment to the condition of omniscience, Craig Morgan Teicher's poetry stands simultaneously inside and outside of common understanding, struggling to un-domesticate the mind even as it seeks to more deeply inhabit the intimacies of domestic life. This is a book of unflinching self-scrutiny, by turns meditative, plainspoken, funny, and profound, where answers are not stable solutions but achingly alert responses to the trauma and triumph of human existence."
--2017 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize Judges Citation
"One of Teicher's great strengths is his honesty. He frequently reveals his flaws and mistakes to the reader, laying bare intimate details about his wife, his son, and his marriage to illustrate his humanity. His writing is full of lists and repetition, as if Teicher is searching for answers in real-time. Each poem is meaty and sprawling, providing plenty of space for interpretation and re-interpretation."
"Teicher writes affectingly about family relations and the particular burdens and beauties of raising a disabled child. This is poetry, in other words, about how life really feels: 'Night is long, life short. / I cover you with my eyes.'"
--Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal