Brian Teare

A 2020 Guggenheim Fellow, Brian Teare is the author of eight chapbooks and six critically acclaimed books, including Doomstead Days, winner of the Four Quartets Prize and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle, Kingsley Tufts, and Lambda Literary awards. His seventh book, Poem Bitten by a Man, is forthcoming from Nightboat Books in fall 2023. After more than a decade of teaching and writing in the San Francisco Bay Area, and eight years in Philadelphia, Teare is now an associate professor of poetry at the University of Virginia. He lives in Charlottesville, where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.

Summer 2023

Brian Teare Introduces fahima ife

By Brian Teare

I first read fahima ife’s brilliant debut, Maroon Choreography, shortly after reading visual artist Torkwase Dyson’s essay “Black Interiority: Notes on Architecture, Infrastructure, Environmental Justice, and Abstract Drawing.” Maroon Choreographyimmediately […]

Fall 2013

Clear Water Renga

By Brian Teare

Fog, error, radar    failed :: the container ship hit      the bridge tower hard ::        its hull split, lost fifty-eight          thousand gallons of bunker                fuel oil :: November              7th, 2007 :: […]