Brian Teare is the author of four full-length books: COMPANION GRASSES (2013), the Lamda-Award-winning PLEASURE (2010), SIGHT MAP (2009), and THE ROOM WHERE I WAS BORN (2003). His seven chapbooks include the recent titles HELPLESSNESS, PARADISE WAS TYPESET, BLACK SUN CROWN, and SORE EROS. His poems and essays have been anthologized in The ARCADIA PROJECT: North American Postmodern Pastoral, JEAN VALENTINE: This-World Company, LEGITIMATE DANGERS: American Poets of the New Century, BEAUTY IS A VERB: The New Poetry of Disability, AT THE BARRIERS: The Poetry of Thom Gunn, and ENCYCLOPEDIA Volume 2, F-K.
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.
After over a decade of teaching and writing in the San Francisco Bay Area, he now lives in Philadelphia, where he is an Assistant Professor in Temple University's MFA in Creative Writing Program. He maintains a web presence at www.brianteare.net.