Teddy Macker is the author of the collection of poetry, "This World," voted a “Best Book of 2015” by the Englewood Review of Books. His work appears in the Los Angeles Times, Orion, The Sun, Tin House, and other publications. After teaching literature at UC Santa Barbara for many years, he now works as an elementary school administrator. He lives with his wife and daughters on a farm in Carpinteria, California.
Life is ambiguous, murky, rife with situations that elude dogma’s capture. When the seas get rough, however, our tolerance of this is one of the first things hucked overboard. For example: have we felt into what it’s like to be a five-year-old walking into school in the morning?