Doomstead Days

Longlist, National Book Awards 2019 for Poetry

ISBN 9781643620022
Nightboat Books
Brian Teare

Brian Teare is the author of six books, including Companion Grasses, which was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; The Empty Form Goes All the Way to Heaven; and Doomstead Days. More about this author >

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Doomstead Days is a lyrical series of experiments in embodied ecological consciousness. Drafted on foot, these site-specific poems document rivers, cities, forests, oil spills, mountains, and apocalyptic visions. They encounter refineries and urban watersheds, megafauna and industrial toxins, each encounter intertwining ordinary life and ongoing environmental crisis. Days pass: wartime days, days of love and sex, sixth extinction days, days of chronic illness, all of them doomstead days. Through these poems, we experience the pleasure and pain of being a body during global climate change.