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Subtexts — Me and you and you and me

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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 5:00 am

Poetry today is ruled by the personal pronoun, “you” and “we,” of course, but mostly “I” and “me.” The poets appearing in Collected Works Bookstore’s next Muse Time Two event put the personal in first person. Craig Morgan Teicher — his latest collection is To Keep Love Blurry (BOA Editions)— stands out among self-reflecting poets because he’s not afraid to reveal everything, without exception. He’s honest in the telling, and his admiration feels self-deprecating. A poem about a look in the mirror is entitled — what else? — “Narcissus and Me”:

If they weren’t mine, I’d say

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