At once an extension of and a departure from his previous explorations of family and art, Craig Morgan Teichers The Trembling Answers delves boldly into the tangled realms of fatherhood, marriage, and poetry. Dealing with the day-to-day of family lifeincluding the alert anxiety and remarkable beauty of caring for a child with severe cerebral palsythese personal narratives brightly illuminate the relationship that exists between poetry and a life fiercely lived.Video Baby MonitorA watchedpot never boils, so perhapsa son on a screen neverdies. Like the eyesof a painting this imagefollows wherever we move.Surveillance is love, loveis every moment the last.Barely moving picture, memoryof now, sleep, be still, besafe. Night is long, life short.I cover you with my eyes.Craig Morgan Teicher is the author of four books of poetry and fiction and the editor of Once and For All The Best of Delmore Schwartz 2016. A prolific critic and reviewer of poetry, he has worked at Publishers Weekly for 10 years, where he is currently Director of Digital Operations. He teaches at New York University and Princeton University.