Today's poem is "Last Poem"
from To Keep Love Blurry

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Craig Morgan Teicher is the author of Brenda Is in the Room and Other Poems, chosen by Paul Hoover for the 2007 Colorado Prize for Poetry, and Cradle Book, named a notable book by the Story Prize commmittee. His poems have appeared in the New Yorker, The Nation, The Paris Review, Best American Poetry, and many other publications. He works at Publishers Weekly and serves as an editor for the Literary Review. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and children.

Other poems by Craig Morgan Teicher in Verse Daily:
July 31, 2008:   "A Cure for Dead Dogs" "As if time were a cure. As if all things..."
December 23, 2007:   "Eye Contact" "As if bees are known for their pride...."

Books by Craig Morgan Teicher:

Other poems on the web by Craig Morgan Teicher:
Three poems
"Ten Movies And Books"
Two poems

Craig Morgan Teicher's Website.

About To Keep Love Blurry:

"The closing couplet of a sonnet or a Shakespearean scene signals a swift turn and the lingering note of finality that will continue to resonate so dramatically that it literally gives us pause. Teicher takes this familiar pattern as a starting point and varies his reinvention of it so thoroughly as to sound the heavens with its infinite measures. Herein, a long period of grief for which there is no comfort in form. A salacious glance at bodies reined in by exacting rhymes. A liberating push-back against the idea of economy. More play, more improvisation, and more defiantly deadpan humor – this is the vital shot-in-the-arm American poetry needs. And who would have thought it would arrive in such a disarmingly honest voice? The brilliance of these poems is how they renovate not only poetry but language, without pretense, without the declaration of war, without summoning the ghost of Shakespeare in any but the most charming ways. I could live in the mind of these poems and never want to leave. The nice thing is, as a guest at Teicher’s party in poetry’s honor: I get to dally among the roses."
—D. A. Powell

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