Brenda Is in the Room & Other Poems by Craig Morgan Teicher
(Colorado Prize for Poetry)

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The winner of the 2007 Colorado Prize for Poetry, this is a beautiful and original work that appears to be, on first impression, a light-hearted and amusingly self-conscious account of daily life, but reminds us that our mundane lives are utterly strange and magical.

 

About Craig Morgan Teicher

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Craig Morgan Teicher is poetry editor of Publishers Weekly, and a Vice President on the board of the National Book Critics Circle. His first book of poems, Brenda Is In The Room And Other Poems, was chosen by Paul Hoover and published as winner of the 2007 Colorado Prize for Poetry. He teaches at Pratt Institute and Columbia University.
 
Published May 18, 2011 by Center for Literary Publishing. 142 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ammons, in fact, is unabashedly imitated in the leisurely 40-page “Poem to Read at My Wedding,” while Bronk's “as if” formulations drive several of these poems: “As if// a thing lost or forgotten, discarded,/ fled, written down and revised, revisited/ were a cure for dead dogs....” Teicher puts h...

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The most interesting poems here are based on congressional hearings that Hillman attended, the strongest moments of which seek out the humanity behind policy and policymakers, as when Hillman says, “i can see half a heart in each Congressman: / i can see the Deputy has a shaving cut & / a sunbeam...

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