I could stay here humming and amuse myself with the window. The lowing cows you cannot see. Another month I made up. Another asterisk. How I wrestle with the newspaper and other people's pillows. How I think of Albert, for he is like the names of the days. He walks the field kicking a potato, dreaming of
Michael Teig was born and raised in 1968 in Franklin, Pennsylvania. He holds a BA in English from Oberlin College and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His first book, Big Back Yard (BOA Editions, 2003), was selected by Stephen Dobyns to receive the inaugural A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. Teig is a founding editor of jubilat, a twice-yearly international poetry journal. The recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, he currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he works as a freelance writer and editor.