Brian Teare

Longlist, 2019 National Book Awards

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.
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Doomstead Days

ISBN 9781643620022 Nightboat Books

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. More about this book >

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Brian Teare

Brian Teare is a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and the author of Companion Grasses, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and The Empty Form Goes All the Way to Heaven. He has also published eight chapbooks, including Paradise Was TypesetSORE EROS, and Headlands Quadrats. His honors include Lambda Literary and Publishing Triangle Awards, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, the American Antiquarian Society, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the MacDowell Colony. After over a decade of teaching and writing in the San Francisco Bay Area, and eight years in Philadelphia, he is now an associate professor at University of Virginia, and lives in Charlottesville, where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.

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