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At once an extension of and a departure from his previous explorations of family and art, Craig Morgan Teicher's The Trembling Answers delves boldly into the tangled realms of fatherhood, marriage, and poetry. Dealing with the day-to-day of family life - including the alert anxiety and remarkable beauty of caring for a child with severe cerebral palsy - these personal narratives brightly illuminate the relationship that exists between poetry and a life fiercely lived.Video Baby MonitorA watchedpot never boils, so perhapsa son on a screen neverdies. Like the eyesof a painting this imagefollows wherever we move.Surveillance is love, loveis every moment the last.Barely moving picture, memoryof now, sleep, be still, besafe. Night is long, life short.I cover you with my eyes.

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Craig Morgan Teicher

Craig Morgan Teicher is a poet, critic, and freelance writer. His first book of poems, Brenda Is In The Room And Other Poems, was chosen by Paul Hoover as winner of the 2007 Colorado Prize for Poetry and was published by the Center for Literary Publishing. His collection of short stories and fables, called Cradle Book, was published in spring 2010 by BOA Editions Ltd. His next book, To Keep Love Blurry: Poems, will be published by BOA in September 2012.

His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in many publications, including The New Yorker, The Nation, The Best American Poetry 2009, The Paris Review, The Yale Review, A Public Space, Jubilat, Seneca Review, Forklift Ohio, Octopus, La Petit Zine, Fairy Tale Review, Verse, and Colorado Review. His reviews of poetry and fiction, and profiles of poets, appear widely in places like NPR.org, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Poets & Writers, Poets.org, Time Out New York, Boston Review and Bookforum.

He is Director of Digital Operations and Poetry Reviews Editor of Publishers Weekly, a poetry editor of The Literary Review, a contributing editor of Pleiades, and a Vice President of the National Book Critics Circle. He also teaches at The New School and New York University and lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and children.

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