To Keep Love Blurry

To Keep Love Blurry

by Craig Morgan Teicher

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To Keep Love Blurry by Craig Morgan Teicher

To Keep Love Blurry is about the charged and troubled spaces between intimately connected people: husbands and wives, parents and children, writers and readers. These poems include sonnets, villanelles, and long poems, as well as two poetic prose pieces, tracing how a son becomes a husband and then a father. Robert Lowell is a constant figure throughout the book, which borrows its four-part structure from that poet's seminal Life Studies.

Craig Morgan Teicher won the Colorado Prize for Poetry. He is poetry reviews editor for Publishers Weekly magazine and served as vice president on the board of the National Book Critics Circle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934414941
Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
Publication date: 08/21/2012
Series: American Poets Continuum
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 88
File size: 299 KB

About the Author

Craig Morgan Teicher is the author of Brenda Is in the Room and Other Poems, selected by Paul Hoover for the 2007 Colorado Prize for Poetry, and Cradle Book, named a Notable Book of 2010 by the Story Prize committee. His poems have appeared in the Best American Poetry, The New Yorker, The Nation, The Paris Review and many other publications.

He is Director of Digital Operations and Poetry Reviews Editor for Publishers Weekly magazine and served as a Vice President on the board of the National Book Critics Circle from 2009-2012. His book reviews, features and prose pieces appear widely in many venues, including NPR, Bookforum, Slate, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He was founding editor of the MediaBistro blog eBookNewser and is written extensively about digital publishing. He also teaches graduate and undergraduate creative writing courses and NYU and the New School and received his MFA from Columbia University.

Table of Contents

Book One: Life Studies

Part One
The Prince of Rivers
It Came from the Primordial Ooze
Action Reaction
Variations on the Moment of Apprehending the Extent of One’s Responsibility

Part Two
On His Bed and No Longer Among the Living

Part Three
To An Editor Who Said I Repeat Myself and Tell Too Much
Get Out
“Sometimes We Sleep Well In the Midst of Terrible Grief
My Mom, D. 1994
Quatrain Until Dawn

Part Four: To Keep Love Blurry (Life Studies)

Goodbye Girls
Late Poem
Narcissus and Me
Other Women
The Middle Generation
Money Time
Lines in the Rain


The Meantime
The Darkness Echoing
The Past Ahead
Like An Answer, Yes

Book Two: A Celebration

Beginnings for An Essay In Spite of Itself
Grief: A Celebration


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