Craig Morgan Teicher

Craig Morgan Teicher appears in the following:

'Elegant And Cruel And True': The Life And Death Of Poet C.D. Wright

Thursday, January 14, 2016

C.D. Wright was beloved not only for her poetry, but for her personality. Critic Craig Morgan Teicher has this remembrance of a writer who loomed large in his imagination and in his life.


In A Dark Time, The Eye Begins to See: A 2016 Poetry Preview

Sunday, January 03, 2016

2016 brings with it an exciting crop of poetry books. Here are our picks for the best verse of the new year.


Eileen Myles Offers A Double Shot Of Punk Rock Poetry

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The veteran poet's beloved 1994 novel Chelsea Girls has been reissued alongside a new collection, I Must Be Living Twice. Myles' poems chronicle a life of art and sex in gritty 1970s New York City.


From Mexico Kidnappings To Eric Garner, Hererra Writes Poetry Of The Moment

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera's new book of poems melds the political with the personal. Critic Craig Morgan Teicher says it makes for deep yet accessible reading.


'Latest Readings' Offers Buoyant Musings On A Lifetime Of Literature

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Literary critic Clive James revisits the work of great writers such as Joseph Conrad, Ernest Hemingway, Shakespeare and others, subjecting each to the "finicky test of delight."


After Death, James Tate's Poetry Continues To Delight

Friday, July 10, 2015

Though James Tate died before his new book was published, his influence and appeal persist due to his surrealist style and willingness to blend tragedy and comedy.


Resurrections, Do-Overs, And Second Lives: A 2015 Poetry Preview

Saturday, January 17, 2015

After the troubles of 2014, critic Craig Morgan Teicher offers up a full shelf of poetry for a brand new year — offering no solutions, but full of ambivalence and precision, balm and fire.


A Collection Of Poems That Offers An Unlikely Kind Of Hope

Saturday, October 18, 2014

In his second poetry collection, The New Testament, Jericho Brown weaves together strains of religious invocations with his uneasy identity as a southern, gay, black man into a beguiling self myth.


SCOTUS On Cellphones And The Privacy Of Poetry

Friday, June 27, 2014

To put a literary spin on the Supreme Court's recent decision to limit warrantless cellphone searches, author Craig Morgan Teicher turns to A.R. Ammons' book of poetry, Tape for the Turn of the Year.



Friday, June 27, 2014

Now that biting is out, what will be the next way players gain an advantage at the World Cup?


Charles Wright: The Contemplative Poet Laureate

Friday, June 13, 2014

"I'll probably stay here at home and think about things," says the new poet laureate. Wright offers one path to a rich inner life, something America can always use more of.


Percussive Poems In 'Shorty Bon Bon' Pin The Stage To The Page

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Willie Perdomo's new collection is inspired by the salsa jam bands of '70s-era Puerto Rican New York. The poems are performance-page crossovers, rich in sound, slang and musical detail.


Dark, Remarkable Poems Show 'How To Dance' Amid Economic Despair

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Nick Lantz's third collection, How to Dance as the Roof Caves In, could hardly be called cheerful. But his poems of divorce and recession are accessible and entertaining, even at their most grim.


Twinning Grief And Hope, A Poet Softens Pain's Sharp Edge

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Book of Hours, Kevin Young's eighth collection, tracks the emotional extremes of a father's death and a son's birth. The poems present a gentle vision of mourning — a habitable kind of hurt.


Wise, Funny Poems, Saved From The Trash Bin In The Nick Of 'Time'

Friday, February 21, 2014

Michael Benedikt was an exemplary poet, a dedicated editor and an agoraphobic recluse. His work was almost lost forever — until two poets rescued his archive and published a selection, Time is a Toy.


60 Years Of Poems Mix Anger, Ambivalence And Authority

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Poetry Of Derek Walcott: 1948 - 2013 pulls from the Nobel laureate's large body of work. Fans might remember that the St. Lucian poet — who just turned 84 — published a Selected W...


Heaney's Poems — Great, Dangerous, Healing — Live On

Friday, August 30, 2013

The Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney died this morning in Dublin at the age of 74. In a remembrance, poet and critic Craig Morgan Teicher writes that Heaney had mastered s...