About Sandra Gail Teichmann
Sandra Gail Teichmann was born and grew up in Salida, Colorado. She received her B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, her M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College, and her Ph.D. in English from Florida State University. She teaches literature and writing at West Texas A&M University and lives and writes in Canyon, Texas.
"Sandra Gail Teichmann is a truly amazing poet! I read her work in wonderment and gratitude."
—Naomi Shihab Nye
"Sandra Gail Teichmann is a highly originalpoet, rather astonishing in her honesty; she looks quite directly at experiences of discomfort, of alienation, of a sense of disconnection, and renders these emotions in unexpected ways. Her poems are frequently disturbing, and seem to take little as a given; she looks at each subject she examines with a kind of deadpan wonder."
Note to the Model
Ive gone to collect the tools:
for your buttocks, back, and cheek,
Your wormy hair Ill define with
and for a line of bistre
For your textured skin, Ill dab
To record your eyes and what you hear,
river pebbles to drop a middle line,
Could you bring your stool,