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Craig Morgan Teicher on Commonplace Podcast

In a new episode for the Commonplace Podcast, host Rachel Zucker speaks with BOA poet Craig Morgan Teicher (To Keep Love Blurry, 2012) about his life and work as a "poet, critic, professor, and overall poetry-immersed figure." Teicher also discusses his forthcoming collection, The Trembling Answers (BOA, spring 2017).

During the conversation, much of the focus is on "Teicher’s various roles in the poetry community, the poetry economy, and the glimpses into people’s inner lives that poetry affords. By delving into his past as an aspiring comedian and his eventual path to poetry, Teicher offers an insight into what motivates him both professionally and personally in his current life. Through their conversation, Teicher and Zucker attempt to tease out the connections between monstrousness and pain, why certain poets like Robert Lowell are drawn to the sonnet, and how poetry allows readers and poets to connect through a solitary medium."

A series of intimate and captivating interviews by Rachel Zucker with poets and artists about quotidian objects, experiences or obsessions, Commonplace conversations explore the recipes, advice, lists, anecdotes, quotes, politics, phobias, spiritual practices, and other non-Literary forms of knowledge that are vital to an artist’s life and work.

Click here to listen to the full Commonplace episode.

Teicher's most recent poetry collection, To Keep Love Blurry, is available now at the BOA Bookstore. Pre-orders for his forthcoming collection, The Trembling Answers, will be available at the BOA Bookstore in October.

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