Thank you for the gift. Never have I seen a more thoughtful tea-strainer. For you I'm striking a silent movie pose. For instance, I step out and take in the moon like a tourist. It puts tiny gloves on the ferns. It's bigger than life size. I've a room here just for sitting. If I want I fetch some music to slap
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.