Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize-winning poet (2018) and nationally recognized literary critic Craig Morgan Teicher’s Welcome to Sonnetville, New Jersey is a collection of poems about entering middle age, raising a young family, sustaining a marriage, and taking care of a severely disabled child. These sonnets and lyric poems narrate a family’s move to the suburbs and their coming to terms with the ghosts of the past and with hard-to-hold hopes for the future.
“Teicher writes affectingly about family relations and the particular burdens and beauties of raising a disabled child. This is poetry, in other words, about how life really feels.” —Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal
Craig Morgan Teicher will be in conversation with BOA Editions Publisher and Executive Director Peter Conners.
Craig Morgan Teicher is the author of We Begin in Gladness (Graywolf, 2018); The Trembling Answers (BOA, 2017), winner of the 2015 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; To Keep Love Blurry (BOA, 2012); Cradle Book: Stories and Fables (BOA, 2010); and Brenda Is in the Room and Other Poems (CLP, 2007), winner of the 2007 Colorado Prize for Poetry. Teicher edited Once and For All: The Best of Delmore Schwartz (New Directions, 2016) and serves as a poetry editor for The Literary Review. He writes about books for many publications, including The New York Times Book Review, The LA Times, and NPR. He worked for many years at Publishers Weekly and is now Digital Director of The Paris Review. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and children.
Check out Welcome to Sonnetville, New Jersey at Ampersand Books