The Trembling Answers by Craig Morgan Teicher

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Read The Trembling Answers Online Free - 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 Monitor

A watched
pot never boils, so perhaps

a son on a screen never
dies. Like the eyes

of a painting this image
follows wherever we move.

Surveillance is love, love
is every moment the last.

Barely moving picture, memory
of now, sleep, be still, be

safe. Night is long, life short.
I cover you with my eyes.

Craig Morgan Teicher: is the author of four books of poetry and fiction and the editor of Once and For All: The Best of Delmore Schwartz (2016). A prolific critic and reviewer of poetry, he has worked at Publishers Weekly for 10 years, where he is currently Director of Digital Operations. He teaches at New York University and Princeton University.

Title : The Trembling Answers
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ISBN : 1942683316
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 88 pages


John rated it ★★★★★

October 04, 2017

In The Trembling Answers, Craig Morgan Teicher works out notions of and questions about fathers, fathering, and fatherhood with fear and trembling, yes, but also with acute awareness, stark honesty, and comic self-deprecation, the collection's evocative images carefully observed and rendered, its...

Kevin rated it ★★★★☆

June 02, 2017

More of a 3.5, but poetry always gets the bump. A straight 4 if it was more consistent, the arresting images and line breaks are devastating when they land, but occasionally plodding. Perhaps due to the almost diary-like aspect of many of the personal poems, the "hot take" of "real" feeling somet...

Joshua rated it ★★★☆☆

December 30, 2017

Very abstract and introspective poetry. Not enough imagery or metaphor to hold my attention, and while the tone and themes are there, a lot of this read more like rhythmic prose than poetry.

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