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Bio

A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, Brian Teare is the author of five critically acclaimed books, most recently Companion Grasses, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award, and The Empty Form Goes All the Way to Heaven. His sixth book, Doomstead Days, is just out from Nightboat Books. He’s also published eight chapbooks, including Paradise Was Typeset, SORE EROS, and Headlands Quadrats. His honors include Lambda Literary and Publishing Triangle Awards, and fellowships from the NEA, the Pew Foundation, 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, he’s now an Associate Professor at Temple University, and lives in South 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 [email protected] for more information.