Teddy Macker teaches a variety of creative writing workshops and literature classes at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His own writings—poems, short stories, essays, and translations—appear widely: the Antioch Review, New Letters, Orion, the Southern Humanities Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Sun, various anthologies, and elsewhere. Among his honors is the Reginald S. Tickner Creative Writing Fellowship of the Gilman School in Baltimore. His first book of poetry—This World (foreword by Brother David Steindl-Rast)—was published in March of 2015 through White Cloud Press. An orchardist, he lives with his wife and two daughters on a small farm in Carpinteria, California.
This is what you need to know: you need to know that otters wrap themselves in seaweed so they won’t, while sleeping at night, float out to sea . . . Continue reading
dear lord in this time of darkness help us see the darkness dear lord help us to not pretend no more pretending dear lord may our gaze be defenseless and unshardable Continue reading
Just where the grass meets the woods an old rabbit hutch has fallen over. Nothing inside it now but the whistle of the southbound train.