Craig Morgan Teicher

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Poetry To Pay Attention To: A Preview Of 2017's Best Verse

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

2017 is turning out to be a year of big change. Critic Craig Teicher highlights some of the poetry that can help guide readers through it.


Sink Or Swim: Poems On The Existential Terror Of Everyday Life

Friday, March 18, 2016

John Koethe explores the minutia of daily life and the disillusionment that comes with age in his tenth volume of poetry, The Swimmer.


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

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The poet C.D. Wright died in her sleep on Tuesday night at the age of 67. She was a well-known writer, a winner of a MacArthur "genius" grant, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and a longtime teacher at Brown University. She'll be grieved in the public ways well-known writers ...


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

Sunday, January 03, 2016

These are dark times; our feeds are filled with news of shootings as well as the hateful speech that always results. Every year, writing this preview, I think of how poetry is one of our surest consolations. It can't do much about the fear and violence running rampant in America ...


Eileen Myles Offers A Double Shot Of Punk Rock Poetry

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Eileen Myles has two new books out this week, a career-spanning new and selected poems called I Must Be Living Twice and a reissue of her beloved 1994 novel Chelsea Girls. Part of what makes this an event is the fact that this is Myles' first time working with a ...


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

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Juan Felipe Herrera is at the top of his game. A writer who is engaged with the most pressing political and social issues of our moment, he believes (judging from his poems) in all kinds of expression, not just the kind that comes most naturally to him. That's a major ...


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

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Diagnosed with terminal leukemia in 2010, Clive James has made of death a different kind of inspiration than the perennial dark muse it is for most writers. Rather than dwell on his stance squarely in the crosshairs of oblivion, James, the Australian-born writer who is one of the U.K.'s most ...


After Death, James Tate's Poetry Continues To Delight

Friday, July 10, 2015

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet James Tate died this week, just before the publication of his new book, Dome of the Hidden Pavilion. He was 71, and one of the most popular poets of his generation, beloved as much by readers, who found in his work a more accessible and entertaining version ...


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

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Since 9/11, folks have been saying we need poetry more than ever, but perhaps now we need poetry even more than "more than ever." 2014 will go down as the year of Ferguson and Eric Garner, of the CIA torture report, of lost elections and more than a few dashed ...


A Collection Of Poems That Offers An Unlikely Kind Of Hope

Saturday, October 18, 2014

If further proof is needed — though of course it is not — that the tensions exploding in Ferguson have been brewing for centuries, this book is, among other things, proof enough. In the clean, clear lyrics of his second book, Jericho Brown, who was born in Louisiana and formerly ...


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

Our next poet laureate may end up speaking on behalf of the more private duties of the poet — contemplation, wisdom, searching — rather than public ones. In one of his first public statements after learning of his new post, Charles Wright said that, as laureate, "I'll probably stay here ...


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

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Willie Perdomo's third collection of poems is sonically charged: he celebrates his Puerto Rican heritage and the music that came out of the Puerto Rican community in New York by narrating the imagined life of Shorty Bon Bon, the percussionist of a descarga (jamming) salsa band in the 1960s and ...


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

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Nick Lantz speaks from the failed and fallen heart of middle-class Americans, the everyday folks whose lives and bank accounts were gutted when the housing bubble burst. What does that heartbreak look like? Deeper and uglier than plunging stock market charts and foreclosure signs, and more personal. Welcome to an ...


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

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Death and birth; grief and hope; fear and elation — these seeming opposites are made of much the same stuff, asserts Kevin Young in his eighth book of poems, which works to wrap itself around the extremes of a father's death and a son's birth. In a kind of poetic ...


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

Friday, February 21, 2014

It always feels good to see a poet rescued from oblivion. Michael Benedikt (1935-2007), a prominent figure in the poetry scene of the 1960s and 70s, was not exactly an important poet, but he was — and in his work, he remains — a deeply enjoyable one.

He made some ...


60 Years Of Poems Mix Anger, Ambivalence And Authority

Friday, January 24, 2014

Derek Walcott, who won the Nobel Prize in 1992, is one of the biggest living figures on the world literary scene. He is a celebrated playwright and a painter, but a new selection of his work focuses on the achievement for which he is best-known: his poetry.

Walcott's home, and ...


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

Friday, August 30, 2013

Seamus Heaney died this morning, but his poems continue to be very much alive — and in them, he is first and foremost a poet whose poems you feel in your mouth. Pronouncing the words as he describes a bog in which "Bubbles gargled delicately, bluebottles/ Wove a ...