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Brian Teare

Anderson 1118


Brian Teare is the author of Companion Grasses (forthcoming 2013, Omnidawn), Pleasure (Ahsahta 2010, winner of a 2010 Lambda Literary Award), Sight Map (University of California, 2009), and The Room Where I Was Born (University of Wisconsin, winner of the 2003 Brittingham Prize). His chapbooks include Pilgrim (palOmine Press), Transcendental Grammar Crown (Woodland Editions), and (Pavement Saw Press, winner of the Pavement Saw Press Chapbook Prize). His poems and essays have been anthologized in Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande 2006), Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability (Cinco Puntos, 2011), At the Barriers: The Poetry of Thom Gunn (University of Chicago, 2009), and Encyclopedia Vol. 2, F-K (Encyclomedia, 2010).

In 2000, Teare received an M.F.A. in poetry from Indiana University, and subsequently studied poetry and poetics at Stanford University as a Wallace E. Stegner Fellow from 2000-2002. Teare was a 2003 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, and has received a Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Poetry, a Chalsty Foundation Award, and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Male Poetry from the Publishing Triangle. He has been a writing fellow at the MacDowell Colony, the Headlands Center for the Arts, and the American Antiquarian Society. In 2008 he founded Albion Books, a one-man micropress dedicated to experimental writing and specializing in limited edition handbound chapbooks, letterpressed broadsides and print ephemera.

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