Armed with an MFA from Columbia University, poet Craig Morgan Teicher wears many hats as the director of digital operations at Publishers Weekly, poetry editor of The Literary Review and instructor at both The New School and New York University.
education and connections helped him succeed in the publishing world and secured him gigs as a poetry editor, freelance writer and critic.
"A big part of my job has always been working as an editor - whether of individual stories or pages of content, abstracts, menus or promotions," he says.
"My experience in a workshop and with my own and others' creative work trained me to cut out the bad bits, rewrite quickly and generally think on my verbal feet."
time as a book critic also had a noticeable effect on his
"That kind of analytical thinking has worked its way deeply into my poems," he
"And my job has made me highly aware of what goes on behind the scenes in bringing books out into the world, which is humbling and enlightening."
Although it's not always easy to juggle so many gigs, Teicher
encourages aspiring writers to stay focused on the end objective.
"Try not to confuse your art and your income," he
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