Posts Tagged: Craig Morgan Teicher

The New New Testament

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For NPR Books, Craig Morgan Teicher finds a fantastic reimagining of the black, Southern, gay experience in his review of Jericho Brown’s The New Testament. Drawing from the gospels, as well as the poet’s own rich landscape of rhythm and American mythology, Brown’s new collection attempts to articulate some kind of hope for a community in which tragedies like the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager are, sadly, not without precedent.

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To Keep Love Blurry

“To Keep Love Blurry” by Craig Morgan Teicher

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Craig Morgan Teicher’s third collection To Keep Love Blurry calls attention to our formal and confessional roots in giants such as Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, and Robert Frost. Teicher’s wife, poet Brenda Shaughnessy (after whom he titled his first collection Brenda is in the Room and other Poems) remains a strong presence in his work.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Make John Koethe’s Day

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Publisher’s Weekly gives the red star treatment to John Koethe’s ninth book of poems, ambiguously titled ROTC Kills. PW’s reviewer says Koethe is “an amiable hybrid of late Wallace Stevens, late John Ashbery, and William Bronk.” It’s a sweet comparison — this thing about “amiable” — and I guess PW means it to convey something about how Koethe writes about people, that he is philosophically predisposed, and that he is sympathetic to the struggle to exist against time.

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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1155_ddiggesThe poet Deborah Digges died April 10, and there’s been a number of remembrances posted online, along with stories and selections from from her work.

Ron Silliman notes the passing of Franklin Rosemont, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and Henri Meschonnic.

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