'Doomstead Days' by Brian Teare

In this, Teare’s sixth book, he uses his astonishingly precise verse to elucidate what he thinks is perhaps the greatest cause of our current environmental crisis: the ability for humans to see themselves as somehow separate from the world… read more

'Companion Grasses' by Brian Teare

Brian Teare’s Companion Grasses (Omnidawn Publishing) is  “both field guide and autobiography, containing details of place and season as well as the facts of my own life,” to use the author’s own words. It is a meditative work, which blends his observations of the landscape of the Northern California coastline and New Hampshire’s White Mountains…. read more

Brian Teare, "Californian"

Today, a poem from Brian Teare’s Pleasure (Ahsahta Press), one of this year’s finalists for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Male Poetry…. read more

Brian Teare: Poet of the Edenic, Erotic, and Elegiac

“….poetry’s role in my life is simple…” Poet Stephen Motika interviews current Lambda Literary Award finalist Brian Teare about his latest poetry collection, Pleasure, as well as what it means to be alive, the life and poetry of Thom Gunn, Bay Area poetics, “gay poetry,” and micropress publishing. Although the interview took place over email,… read more

AWP: Outsiders Writing the Outside

Recapping Queer AWP Keetje Kuipers’ AWP panel, “Outsiders Writing the Outside,” featured a number of queer writers, as well as a partly queer-focused theme. Described as a “Reading of Wilderness Poetry by Women, Queer, and Minority Writers” the panel featured Aimee Nezhukumatathil, G.E. Patterson, Paisley Rekdal, Brian Teare (whose work Michael Klein recently reviewed), and… read more

'Pleasure' by Brian Teare

The poems that Brian Teare writes always seem restless with language itself:  the words to say what as much as not being able to find the words at all; poems that exist, in a way, between language and utterance that makes them strangely formal—although I wouldn’t call him a formalist, strictly speaking. His newest book,… read more