About the Author

photo by Ryan Collerd, courtesy of the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage

photo by Ryan Collerd, courtesy of the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage

A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, Brian Teare is the recipient of poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Fund for Poetry, the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, and the American Antiquarian Society. He is currently a 2015 Pew Fellow in the Arts. He’s the author of five full-length books, The Room Where I Was BornSight Map, the Lambda-Award-winning Pleasure, Kingsley Tufts finalist Companion Grasses, and The Empty Form Goes All the Way to Heaven. He’s also published seven chapbooks, most recently Paradise Was TypesetHelplessness[ black sun crown ], and SORE EROS. After over a decade of teaching and writing in the San Francisco Bay Area, he’s now an Associate Professor at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.

Brian is available for readings, lectures, workshops, and classroom visits. Should you have any questions, please browse the website, then contact b_teare@yahoo.com for more information.